Stuart Baxter, coach of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership 2013/14 football match between Ajax Cape Town and Kaizer Chiefs at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town on 5 November 2013 ©Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix
Ahead of their must-win clash against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in Johannesburg, South Africa Coach, Stuart Baxter has urged their fans to come out en masse to support them to ensure they get all three points, ” reports.
The 65-year-old, who spoke through a video posted on the team’s twitter handle, further urged the fans to give the Super Eagles an intimidating atmosphere to ensure South Africa picks one of the two available slots in the group.
“As you know, we have a big game coming up, a very important game against Nigeria in AFCON. It will be good to give them a sought of intimidating atmosphere here in Johannesburg as they gave us when we visited Nigeria.
“So, get behind the team, get behind Bafana, enjoy your day and let’s try to pull this one off,” Baxter said.
Similarly, former Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey also urged the fans to come out en masse and cheer the team to victory against Nigeria.
“Hi South African football fans; please come out and support Bafana Bafana against Nigeria, you need to give us all the support in a very tough qualifying match. Come show your love,” Neil Tovey posted.
Despite beginning the qualifiers on a high note, South Africa find themselves second in the group, needing a win to fend off Libya from reaching the tournament in Cameroon next year, while a draw will send Nigeria to their first AFCON since 2013.