Baxter blasts his critics

CAF Confederation Cup

After the match, it was put to Baxter that his team simply didn’t show up hence the loss, but the Briton was having none of it.

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“I still think we fielded a strong enough team,” he says. “It depends what you mean when you say the team didn’t show up today.

“You guys very easily crucify people in defeat and put them on the pedestal in victory. That is not football.

“It was not a full team, I will admit that, but it was a good enough team to come here and do the job.

“I don’t think you’ve got any idea what’s like playing against a team that’s throwing themselves on the ground. I call that cheating. If you want to lambast players who worked their socks off, then off you go.

“In certain aspects you could be right like their winning goal, because that was a disaster. But you can’t say we didn't show up. So this ‘throw away’ comments is just not worth the time.” 

The winner over the two legs progresses to the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup.