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Baxter's Failure To Field The Best Starting Eleven Cost Us A Place In Russia - Reader’s Voice


Bafana Bafana gave away the greatest opportunity to qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia next year and I put the blame on our coach Stuart Baxter.



Baxter's failure to field the best starting eleven cost us a place in Russia.



Playing the weakest team twice in our group gave us the advantage, if only we capitalised on the opportunity which was right in front of us.



I had a lot of respect for Baxter after what he did at Kaizer Chiefs with limited quality but after the last two matches against Cape Verde, I was left very disappointed with his system, organisation, technical ability, structure, tactics and poor substitutions. He completely got it all wrong. Dean Furman does not come close to Jali, Kekana or Mokotjo because he just runs around doing nothing.



Gobbler does not come close to the likes of Erasmus, Serero and Tau. Manyama was awful in the first match but he was his first substitution during the second match and was again awful. His midfield should have been Jali, Kekana or Mokotjo and Dolly, Zwane, Tau and Rantie upfront. Substitutions should have been Erasmus or Serero if match fit and Ntshangase and Zungu should be in more attacking roles.



It was clear that he does not like Percy Tau, the best player we currently have in SA. Baxter must allow our players to play our SA brand of football not what he thinks is right for us which has killed our chances to qualify.



We won’t beat Burkina Faso and Senegal with such a weak coach who seems clueless just like Kaizer Chiefs' Steve Komphela.



*This article was written by a Soccer Laduma reader and reflects their opinion, not that of Soccer Laduma.



 




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Vhivha Joined: 25 Jul 2016
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Vhivha Sep 14, 2017 10:13 AM
The less spoken about Baxter the better, this Baxter is clueless and useless, our country with 54Million population is now adding numbers playing for qualification games to Russia, do you thing Baxter cares? No, he is here to milk the Mzantsi tax payers money!
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khazamola81@gmail.com Sep 14, 2017 09:10 AM
Guys am one of the recomended coach in my area since my day at secondary school,everything i knw i salute Mr Ted who used to have 3 players in position even Baxter can do it eg goalkeepers (Khune 1st choice Walters technical team must tell him that you are backup and he must now the 3rd one must be the on of u23 from Ajax he must also know that he is for feuture, in the middle no need to call 6players that will comfus ua plan Jali/Mokotso,Kekana,Zungu plus 2 young stars Mokoena of Ssu and Phalane of Celtic and young stars must knw that they are to lean) in front its wer we need hungry Lions like Ramagalela,Erasmus,Moseamedi,R antji i dont take anything away of Rodgers bcz with ths striking force we can suit any playing style the likes of Tau,Manyama,Serero,Patosi,Lant jies,Lekay they can do a job without any pressure to give good cross to striking force then Themba Zwane is the only player who must b free role if can b given a chance Dr 16 v is replazed
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Jeff-Bale11 Sep 13, 2017 10:19 PM
Sorry Coach ...you cost us ticket to Russia
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mzwakhe_zwane Sep 13, 2017 07:00 PM
How can this stupid coach put Jali and Tau on the bench, it is favouritism at its very best. He wont last if he carries on with this. Mxm
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Wezhira 04 Sep 13, 2017 05:44 PM
I think Baxter need more time and space for his job.
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Matupa11 Sep 13, 2017 05:43 PM
Baxters gameplan didn't work so he is to blame. Tau, Serero, Zungu should have started with grobler zwane furman .Hlanti dat guy is nerves he why was he in the team for his crosses or what he is slow nd react slow baxter must bring in matlaba or modiba .singh we have to bring in dat boi he have composer an can finish unlike rantie.2022 again lol
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Myaka weliPhefeni Sep 13, 2017 05:42 PM
They left Dino ndlovu who s playing regular on his team and Tau his doing well wth ndunu fc bt they told us that they a building for the future
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Tasi. Sep 13, 2017 02:49 PM
He should bring goals scorers like Dino Dlovu and Ramagalela not strickers like Grolba and Rantie.
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Mentashe Sep 13, 2017 02:38 PM
BAXTER COST US
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Botepu Sep 13, 2017 01:39 PM
he put himself into failure and must take accountability, how do you select almost five players who play as number 9 without support from the wingers, dolly cannot do it alone.we need players like Rakhale and Qalinge who can run at defenders and create chance for strikers until such time we akcnowdlege that we must keep our identity and play our south African football, I don't c us going anywhere especially with the defence of Tyson who cannot play the ball from the back,Gordinho and Rivaldo can do better,Kekana and Classen can do better in the middle.football is not supposed to be that difficult and takes good leadership skills who can spot talent.
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Danko Sep 13, 2017 01:25 PM
IT IS TOTAL WRONG TO PUT A BLAME ON BAXTER 'S SHOULDER, FORGETTING THAT HE WAS NOT AFFORDED AN OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY HIS SQUAD THROUGH PLAYING FRIENDLIES , SOMEONE AT SAFA HOUSE MUST BE BLAMED BECAUSE OF POLITICS , CAUSE THEY WERE LOOKING FOR QUICK SOLUTIONS TO GET RID OF SHAKES
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Vhivha Sep 13, 2017 01:24 PM
Baxter has lost ideas and he failed us big time, nowonder Turkey send him packing after losing two matches, they saw a big misery coming and shown him the exit door. Transition play (catching the opposition on counter) inInternational stage does not work Baba, you are facing a huge mountain to climb. Senegal & Burkina Faso, yhoo , if soccer was boxing i would suggest to you to throw the towel long before the disaster happened
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mdwd Sep 13, 2017 01:07 PM
@kaboyellownation like a headless chicken
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EagleEye Sep 13, 2017 10:22 AM
Baxter is clueless and he must just do us a big favour and resign.
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joss Man Sep 13, 2017 07:17 AM
Danny Jordan is the only problem in our National team he runs SAFA using political strategies.
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Rockyrantsha86 Sep 13, 2017 04:56 AM
South African wuld say we r in a building process...lol since 2004 we still in building process....my question is "r those other teams who play well also in building process"....e.g Cape Verde...Uganda...Burkina faso...etc
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Twist'embengeni Sep 12, 2017 11:36 PM
Even we did qualify still we were going to be knocked out in group stages as ever since bafana need to be banned for 10 years I'm sick and tired of these boys coaches
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kaboyellownation Sep 12, 2017 06:54 PM
he must go no matter what happend this man is gonna cost us a lot and hert us. l hope to see bennie managing bafana bafana
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patrivic Sep 12, 2017 06:01 PM
Jali, tau, serero are the spine of our team
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patrivic Sep 12, 2017 06:00 PM
Shakes,bennie or tinckler should have collected maximum points with ease.

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