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Baxter: There Is No Tension In The Camp

November 10, 2017

Bafana Bafana head coach, Stuart Baxter insists there is no tension in the camp heading into Friday night’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Senegal.

South Africa will need to win tonight’s clash if they have any hope of securing a spot in Russia next year.

Baxter once again reiterated that no special treatment will be given to Senegal’s Liverpool star Sadio Mane at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

“The players have worked really well; there has not been any shred of tension within the team. The team has really been in good space,” Baxter told SAFA’s official website.

“We are not worried about Sadio Mane; he is a good player yes, make no mistake but if we are to listen to what we hear of him then we are a beaten team. But that is not how football works. We respect him, yes but we won’t give him any special treatment.

“We are not going to bemoan the players we miss, we have an array of good players and if we put everything into this game, we have what it takes to win this game,”