Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter counting on Dino Ndlovu against Seychelles

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The South African coach has revealed his plan on how to utilise the China-based striker against Seychelles

As they were left to rue their 0-0 draw against Libya last month, Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter says he wants goals against Seychelles and the man to provide them is none other than Dino Ndlovu.

The former Kaizer Chiefs coach admitted that there's a goalscoring problem in his team, and that the Hangzhou Greentown striker will bring in strength upfront in the absence of Bradley Grobler.

“We’ve got Bradley out, and we’re looking for a striker… You look at the strikers that are hitting the back of the net regularly, and Dino is doing that. He’s been doing it,” Baxter told the media.

The South Africans are preparing to meet Seychelles on Saturday, October 13 at home, and the English mentor said that he will need a bit of muscle upfront to unsettle their visitors.

“I think against a team like Seychelles, we will need a bit of muscle, and we’ve got Lebo (Mothiba) and Dino. We will need a bit of guile, we have Percy (Tau). And we will need a bit of pace, we’ve got Phakamani (Mahlambi). I think that’s a decent balance, “ he added.

“If Dino Ndlovu plays, he will believe that he’s going to score. I’m not sure how many strikers we have available to us who believe they’re going to score,” he continued.

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Moreover, the coach said the media has always been on his case when it comes to his selection and the lack of finishers in his squad, but says he has watched the former Maccabi Haifa hitman in action for the Chinese outfit.

“It’s always an issue you always grill me on. Why don’t we produce goalscorers? Well, there’s one that’s scoring goals, and whether it’s in the first or tenth division, he’s scoring goals regularly,” he explained.

“I’ve seen some of the goals he’s scored, and they’re good goals. Even against the opposition. I think he’s well worth bringing in to maybe be a little bit infectious with his belief in his own ability,” concluded the coach.  

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