Mashaba tells Baxter not to worry ahead of Libya clash

Shakes Mashaba, coach of South Africa celebrates with the fans during 2018 World Cup Qualifiers match between South Africa and Senegal at Peter Mokab Stadium. (Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

Shakes Mashaba, coach of South Africa celebrates with the fans during 2018 World Cup Qualifiers match between South Africa and Senegal at Peter Mokab Stadium. (Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

Witbank Spurs coach Shakes Mashaba says Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter needs to stop stressing about ‘petty things’.

Mashaba’s advice to Baxter comes ahead of South Africa’s African Nations Cup qualifier against Libya.

Bafana Bafana are set to Libya next month in their last qualification match where they need a point to qualify for the tournament.

Mashaba, who is a former Bafana Bafana coach, says Baxter shouldn’t worry about what he calls “petty things.”

The Spurs coach doesn’t approve of Baxter saying he will quit as the national team coach should Bafana Bafana fail to qualify, pleading for optimism in the national team.

“We are worried about petty things like where the match is going to be played‚” said Mashaba. “We really shouldn’t be worrying about those things and we should be focusing our energies on putting the best possible team together to go out there and making sure that they carry out the mission of winning the match.”

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