KickOff.com looks at Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter's options upfront
Posted: 27 August 2018 Time: 17:00
A big problem for Bafana Bafana has been scoring and coach Stuart Baxter will need forwards that he can rely on for goals when they take on Libya next month.
Lebogang Mothiba is currently the best man to lead the attack for Bafana in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Libyans at Moses Mabhida Stadium on September 8.
The 22-year-old Mothiba has been enjoying his football in the French Ligue 1 for Lille, after he was recalled from a loan spell at Ligue 2 club Valenciennes FC halfway through last season.
Mothiba, who has scored one goal in three matches so far this season, has been called up to the national team in the past, but he has never really been given enough time to prove himself.
Dino Ndlovu is another player who deserves more time to prove himself in national colours and has been doing ever so well in China.
Percy Tau opened his scoring account for Royale Saint-Gilloise over the weekend and he is no doubt going to be part of Baxter’s squad. Tau has proven to be a key player for Baxter and has a big role to play for the national team going forward.
Baxter has taken a liking to Mamelodi Sundowns attacker Sibusiso Vilakazi, who can play in a false nine role. Vilakazi is the type of player who likes getting into those dangerous areas in the box and can no doubt play an important role if selected.
Kermit Erasmus and Bradley Grobler are other options, while Bloemfontein Celtic’s Tshegofatso Mabasa and Mxolisi Macuphu of Bidvest Wits have made promising starts this season.