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Bafana coach Stuart Baxter says Andile Jali's goal came to late in the second half against Cape Verde

Posted: 5 September 2017 Time: 21:31

Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter felt his side scored too late in the second half to salvage at least a point against Cape Verde.

Bafana dropped to the bottom of Group D in their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, after they suffered a second straight 2-1 loss to the islanders.

Despite suffering defeat, Baxter noted that his charges started the encounter well but ultimately failed to score at the right time.

"I thought we started off quite well, I thought we played some good football. We were stretching them and we created two or three decent chances," Baxter told SuperSport TV.

"Then we go into halftime at 0-0, we want to go in and change, we wanted to feed balls into their box and not just cross the ball over the place and in the first minute of the second half, they get a very soft free-kick and he lashes it over the wall and into the net.

"So you're a goal down at home in a game where you want to win and so that second half became more and more a question of getting as many attacking options on the field as you can, especially when we went 2-0 down.

"The goal came too late for us. If it came 15 minutes earlier, maybe we have a chance but it was a lot of effort and a lot of character but the organisation disappears when you throw on all the attacking players."

Article by: Staff Reporter
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