Baxter Talks About The Challenges Ahead Of Bafana Clash
Stuart Baxter Talks About The Challenges Ahead Of Bafana Bafana Clash
Bafana Bafana will host Zambia in the first leg of the third round of the Chan qualifiers and after having most of his key players withdrawn from the squad, Head Coach Stuart Baxter has admitted to the challenges he faces ahead of the clash.
The South African National team will welcome Zambia to the Buffalo Stadium in East London tomorrow, August 12, a fixture which clashes with the domestic 2017 MTN8 matches taking place on the same day.
Head Coach Baxter has had most of his key players withdrawn from his previous squad due to the player's club commitments in the domestic campaign.
Speaking to the South African Football Association’s official website, the Englishman has admitted that his side are under no illusion that the clash against Zambia will be a difficult one given the circumstances at hand.
“We have done what we can with the constraints that we have and we will go into the game with a positive attitude. Given the fact that Zambia will come here with probably their best team, we are under no illusion that it is going to be a difficult game,” Baxter told SAFA’s official website.
“First we have to focus on making our squad a team first, that’s the biggest thing. You bring them in from all over the country and have a couple of training sessions and they have to try and become a team. It’s not impossible, we must just get them on the same page.”
“We have to give them that sense of security so that they go out there and express themselves individually. But it becomes difficult when you have players coming in and going out, but that’s our challenge and we have to deal with it,” he added.
The match is scheduled to be underway on Saturday, August, 12, at 15h00.