• We weren’t really true to ourselves – Baxter

    Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter

    Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter believes his side were the weaker of the two side during their Afcon clash with Libiya on Saturday.

    The South African national were forced to share the spoils with top of the table Libiya at the Moses Mabhida Stadium and remain in second place in Group E.

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    Baxter believes his side played a good brand of football but failed to keep possession of the ball as Libiya dominated the game.

    ‘I thought it was a good game of football. It was a good advert of African football,’ Baxter told SuperSport TV after the game.

    ‘But we weren’t really true to ourselves in the second half. We changed it because we had three central midfielders in the first half, neither of them getting really close alongside Percy [Tau].

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    ‘Even though we penetrated we didn’t have enough bodies in the box.

    ‘[In] the second half I thought let me get Bradley [Grobler] in, he’ll attack crosses better. [Keagan] Dolly in the number 10 role he’ll get closer and Percy on the flank.

    ‘I thought we were a bit weak in terms of securing the ball. Once we won the ball very often we turned the ball back to them because they were a bit stronger. So disappointed with that.

    ‘But I thought the players worked very hard. I don’t think we can complain about that.’Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter believes his side were the weaker of the two side during their Afcon clash with Libiya on Saturday.

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