A boastful South Africa coach, Stuart Baxter, is confident that his lads would get rid of Nigeria when both sides clash on November 17 in the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier.
The under-fired gaffer told Sports24 ón Tuesday that he is confident that his charges are more than capable of getting a victory against the Super Eagles in Johannesburg.
Trailing Nigeria with eight points from four matches, Bafana Bafana welcomes the Coach Genor Rohr-tutored side to FNB Stadium, while the Seychelles host Libya at the Stade Linite.
With the two top teams from the group advancing to 2019 AFCON tournament in Cameroon from June 7 to 30, the Englishman believes that the Bafana Bafana players will be highly motivated to play Nigeria considering the importance of the match.
“Being confident means, the players that I have worked with I know they desire greatly to qualify,” said Baxter.
“They know that Nigeria are a top class team and will be on the other side of the field. They know we’ve got to get rid of that (win Nigeria) to get where we want to go.
“So, I believe that the players won’t have a problem, with not wanting it enough and not being able to balance that mental attitude towards the game.”
Baxter added: “Secondly, it doesn’t matter if we’ve got a lot of injuries. I would love to have some of those (injured) players in the game, but we’ve got to get on with it.
“I think the (current squad) players would do just that. I think they’ll quickly understand their roles and I think they will quickly make sure that they give a performance,” he said.