Baxter on Bafana after sealing AFCON qualification
Bafana Bafana became the 24th and final nation to qualify for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Egypt when they overcame the challenging match officiating to beat Libya 2-1 at the Stade Taieb Mhiri in Sfax, Tunisia last night. A brace from Percy Tau was enough to secure the result for the South Africans after Ben Ali had pulled one back from a controversial penalty. Bafana finished second in Group E with 12 points, just a point behind Nigeria. Head coach Stuart Baxter reflects on the game. Baxter says the penalty against his team was harsh when Darren Keet caught a Libyan player with his boot when collecting a ball. Baxter says this was a pressure moment for his side. Baxter started with a very defensive approach in last night’s game as he looked at securing the result. The Briton has more on why he started very late with his substitutions. Baxter with a strange formation of five defenders, two defensive midfielders, one attacking midfielder and two strikers managed to get the result he was looking for. The Briton who has qualified to his first ever major competition, feels that Tau came out of age in this game.