- South Africa have promised to give Nigeria a tough game when they face-off
- The Super Eagles play South Africa in an AFCON 2019 Qualifier on June 10 in Uyo
- Coach Stuart Baxter replaced Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba who was sacked in December 2016
South Africa will give Nigeria “a game” when the two teams clash on June 10, newly appointed coach Stuart Baxter has said.
The Englishman who was appointed as Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba's replacement says he will play the South African way in order to win.
“I hope we will be very competitive with Nigeria. We will give them a game,” Baxter told a press conference.
“We need to be competitive and players will do it the South African way; that should reflect the play in the country.”
“I believe the nation has enough players to succeed and I also believe in my abilities; I’m very optimistic,” said the former Kaizer Chiefs boss.
“I want Bafana Bafana to unite South Africa in the long term. If we do that we will become a powerhouse of football,” said Baxter.
Nigeria and South Africa face off on June 10, in Uyo in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Baxter put pen to paper to a five-year contract and said he will name his technical team and squad for the Nigeria game on 25 May.
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