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Baxter calls off Bafana camp early

10 October 2017 3:30 AM
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"After serious deliberation with the technical team‚ we decided that it is not in the best interest of the players to continue with another training session on Monday.

"What also pushed us to that decision was the many players carrying injuries and we felt they would be better off if given more time to rest to help them recover quicker."

Bafana Bafana’s 3-1 win over Burkina Faso has refreshed their chances of qualifying for Russia, but they must beat Senegal in two matches starting at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on November 10. Failure to get maximum points against Senegal in Polokwane will eliminate Bafana from the World Cup, rendering their final qualifier four days later a dead rubber.

"Senegal’s victory over Cape Verde last weekend has tilted the scale slightly in our favour and now we are still very much alive in the qualifiers.

"I have been saying we have to live in the here and now and what happens in the other match is not our concern. We have to win the remaining matches and we are off to Russia‚ anything less, we know we are out," Baxter said.

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