Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter says he won’t put any pressure on his players to wrap up their qualification for the 2019 African Cup of Nations.
The South African national team managed to thrash Seychelles 6-0 at the FNB Stadium on Saturday after Nigel Hoareau’s own goal, accompanied by goals from Thulani Hlatshwayo, Lebo Mothiba, Percy Tau, Dino Ndlovu and Teboho Mokoena.
South Africa have now moved to the top of Group E with seven points after three games played, while Seychelles are yet to register their first point in the group.
Baxter says he was impressed by the type of discipline and how the substitutes stuck to instructions, despite their dominant performance.
‘We want more of that, more of that passion, discipline and professionalism. How the players played on Saturday was a structured South African way, the moving of the ball and everything,’ Baxter told the media after the game.
‘In certain areas, we have real potential and if we hit and play more of that, we can play good football and I want more of that.
‘I don’t want to think too much ahead, if we wrap it quickly [qualification for Afcon], the better, but I don’t want to go too much ahead. Even if it’s up to the last game, it is still nice.’
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