South Africa coach Stuart Baxter, said though Nigeria Super Eagles are undefeated after their World Cup 2018 experience, Bafana Bafana will not be intimidated when they clash on Saturday in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The Super Eagles top the group E pairings and are looking to cement their qualification for the 2019 AFCON in Cameroon. The team is also eager to pay back Bafana Bafana the 2-0 hiding they hand the Super Eagles in Uyo when the qualification series kicked off in June 2017.
“Everybody knows what I said in the first press conference (a week ago) that despite that (the injuries) I want to speak about the players that we do have because even though we respect Nigeria we do not fear them.
“I think we have still enough talent‚ enough desire and if we can structure a game plan in the next three or four days‚ I think by the time we run out onto the FNB Stadium we would be confident‚ we would not be complacent‚ because Nigeria have just come from a (2018) World Cup (in Russia).
“They are undefeated since we beat them the last time (in the first qualifier in June last year) 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.” Baxter revealed that Bafana had injury scares to Holland-based midfielder Thulani Serero and SuperSport United goalkeeper Ronwen Williams.”