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By Robert Matakanye,

 

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter is making sure all tracks are covered ahead of Saturday crunch match against  Nigeria in which three points for either side will secure a passage to the 2019 AFCON  finals in Cameroon.

Nigeria lead the group with 9 points and South Africa are in  second place with 8 as  Saturday encounter will clear the way for which of the two  top teams  qualifies first from the Group with Libya visiting a buoyant Seychelles also on Saturday.

In the last three days training sessions the team has concentrated mostly on defensive set up ,methodical build ups with greater emphasis on shooting at goal in which the players took turns to rain shots at goal.

There has no new concerns in camp with regards to injuries with only goalkeeper Ronwen Williams being asked to train alone by the medical staff as a  precaution.However the tall goalkeeper is expected to join the rest of the squad going forward and will join the other two keepers Itumeleng Khune and Darren Keet who have been busy with their training schedule

Midfielder Thulani Serero who arrived in camp carrying a minor injury showed some glimpse of his massive talent during Wednesday second training session in which he once again displayed his potential.

He looked comfortable on the ball and went into 50/50 tackles without holding back,something that made  coach Baxter and his technical feel content.

Bafana Bafana versus Nigeria kick off at 15:00  coach Baxter has been calling the public to come in their numbers on Saturday to support the boys as a good crowd will always work as a the 12th player when playing at home

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