Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter says while the end product in Friday’s FIFA World Cup qualifier against Senegal was disappointing, he believes his players matched Senegal man for man if not better.
That was fighting talk from a coach who will be trying to convince the public that he needs to stay longer in the hot seat.
Here's a quick video of Bafana Bafana arriving for the game against Senegal, and then we start with the SA football reaction to the 2-0 defeat against Senegal.
There's also a collection of reactions from Senegal, including a video of a delighted Sadio Mane talking to the camera.
It is time that our Association becomes truly accountable to the nation. Unless we have drastic changes in administration and the way football is run in this country, we will NEVER be successful. It's time for the VOICE of this nation to be taken seriously. — Mike Makaab (@MikeMakaab) November 11, 2017
I am speechless, except to say the Cape Verde games cost us.
Bafana Bafana 0 Senegal 2 and off they go to Russia 🇷🇺. Congrats to Senegal 🇸🇳 — Marks Maponyane (@MarksMaponyane) November 10, 2017
The inquest for Bafana Bafana's Fifa World Cup qualifying failure begins. Send us your opinions and we will post the best comments on Goal tomorrow @BafanaBafana #Russia2018 pic.twitter.com/bsgCP8XKxb — Ignat Football (@IgnatFootball) November 10, 2017
They’ve failed to qualify for the #WorldCup since 2002 (hosted in 2010), but #SouthAfrica coach Stuart Baxter insists they’re better than World Cup-bound #Nigeria & #Senegal. iLaugh in Pidgin 😂 pic.twitter.com/y1GIn0VnVx — Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) November 11, 2017
Looking forward to watching Sadio Mane at the @FIFAWorldCup in #Russia2018. Congrats again #Senegal! Keep your backline tighter and u can go further than S Korea & Japan 2002 pic.twitter.com/HHpmGIikZx — Ignat Football (@IgnatFootball) November 11, 2017