South Africa vs Nigeria: South Africa Coach Speaks On Eagles Revenge Mission

South Africa coach Stuart Baxter/Photo: AFP

Coach Stuart Baxter is confident South Africa will dismantle Nigeria when the teams meet on Saturday in a Group E 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Johannesburg.

The three-time African champions lead the group on nine points from four games, while Bafana Bafana are one point adrift, with Libya and Seychelles on four and one respectively.

Bafana are hoping to record another win over the Eagles, having shocked the Nigerians with a 2-0 win in Uyo last year.

And on their part, Gernot Rohr’s men are aiming for their fourth consecutive win in the group.

But the South African handler, Baxter, insisted that Bafana have a better chance of winning.

He said: “Though we respect Nigeria, we do not fear them. By the time we run out onto the FNB Stadium, we would be confident‚ we would not be complacent.

“They are undefeated since we beat them the last time and they will certainly want to wreak their revenge.

“So‚ we will be ready and I still believe that we have a very good chance of getting the result that we need.”

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