Baxter Satisfied With Performance Against Angola

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By Isaac Ndou

JOHANNESBURG: Baxter was however pleased with how his boys played in the game, especially the young players.

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has heaped praise on his side following their 6-5 penalty win over Angola to progress to the Four Nations Tournament final on Saturday.

Bafana played out to a 1-1 draw with Angola, a goal coming from new face Lebogang Mothiba in the second half after falling behind in the 31st minute via a backline error by Buhle Mkhwanazi. Baxter was however pleased with how his boys played in the game, especially the young players.

“The boys showed character against a very stubborn Angola side. We started off a bit slow in the opening minutes and they really came at us. We eventually gained control of the game with the younger players gaining more confidence. The opening goal was a bit unfortunate but I am glad we recuperated and found the equaliser,” Baxter said.

“It was a great performance and we looking forward to the final on Saturday,” said Baxter on Safa website.

Baxter and his men will face Zambia, who defeated Zimbabwe 5-4 on Penalties in the final on Saturday.