✕ CLOSE Online Special City News Entrepreneurship Environment Factcheck Everything Woman Home Front Islamic Forum Life Xtra Property Travel & Leisure Viewpoint Vox Pop Women In Business Art and Ideas Bookshelf Labour Law Letters
Click Here To Listen To Trust Radio Live

Bafana Bafana plan aggressive opening minutes against Eagles

The Bafana Bafana of South Africa plan to be very aggressive and adventurous in the opening minutes of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations encounter…

The Bafana Bafana of South Africa plan to be very aggressive and adventurous in the opening minutes of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations encounter with the Super Eagles of Nigeria in Uyo tomorrow.

Sports Village Square gathered from South African sources that Bafana Bafana coach, Stuart Baxter, has told his boys to do that to silence the home crowd tomorrow.

“I think we’ve got to shut the crowd up. That’s one of our big jobs‚” Baxter was quoted as saying ahead of his team’s departure to Lagos‚ enroute Uyo yesterday morning.

“If we let the crowd get excited‚ and Nigeria enjoy the game‚ then I think that’s going to be a big plus for them.

“I think if we can turn that around and frustrate them a bit‚ and be better than they think‚ and have more to say than they think‚ then maybe the crowd could be a bit of a negative for them.

“I think that’s important. And maybe if Nigeria could have chosen‚ they might not really have wanted to play us in the first game at home.

“Because then there is the scenario that if they lose they’re going to be under tremendous pressure from the beginning.

“So we have to use that. With the mental part of the game‚ the boys have to feel that this is one where we can spoil the party a bit. We can make it difficult for Nigeria.”

Baxter said stifling Nigeria in the opening 20 minutes could be crucial for Bafana.

“It will be big. The critical phases of the game are always important‚ and I think the first period in this game is a big one.

“Because that will either bring the crowd into the game‚ or it will take them out a bit.

“If the first 20 minutes are not what they had hoped‚ then immediately the crowd will make their displeasure felt‚ then they will be baying for blood. And I think that will be advantage us.”

 

VERIFIED: It is now possible to live in Nigeria and earn salary in US Dollars with premium domains, you can earn as much as $12,000 (₦18 Million).
Click here to start.