‘I want players earlier’



May 24, 2017
‘I want players earlier’


New Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter wants his players early to be extra prepared for their June 10 Afcon 2019 qualifier against Nigeria.

The South Africa coach is set to name his squad tomorrow, before taking them into a training camp ahead of the clash against the Super Eagles.

He told reporters: “I have asked Safa to send out letters to the clubs saying that if the players are finished with their season, can you please allow them to come a couple of days earlier, both the home-based players and those at club overseas.

“It would help me because I could maybe get in a bit of a practice game with Mozambique or even a club team.

“It would give me a look at the balance, do we play this way or play that way and just give me a bit more information so I’m not going in with an idea and then seeing it sink or swim when we get to Nigeria.”

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