Bafana Bafana's chances of qualifying for the 2018 Fifa World Cup finals in Russia suffered a massive blow following their second successive defeat at the hands of Cape Verde on Tuesday.
Garry Rodrigues netted two brilliant goals in the second half, which were enough to take the Blue Sharks to second on the Group D log with two games to go.
While a section of Bafana fans called for Stuart Baxter's exit after Friday's defeat in Praia, those calls grew louder as more fans joined the party, using #BaxterOut.
Said it last week, will say it again, #BaxterOut— Anathi McG (@BucsBabe15) September 5, 2017
He thinks Furman is better than Jali... 😩 #BaxterOut— Itunes (@Kay_E2) September 5, 2017
Chuck Norris is not fit for Bafana Bafana #BaxterOut— Based on Logistics (@Switch_PTA) September 5, 2017
Why Bench players like Andile Jali and Percy Tau for Grobler and Furman????#BaxterOut— Chelsea Fan 💙 (@035MAJOR) September 5, 2017
So Stuart Baxter wanted to bring in Mobara and Cape Verde is leading Bafana Bafana by 2 goals until the fans chanted Tau's name. #BaxterOut— Sundowns_Fanatic ⭐ (@Solomon_Madube) September 5, 2017
The majority of fans, including a few players who played at the highest level of the South African football, believe that Baxter got his team selection wrong.
I would have liked to see @Erasmus_95 start this one. Mans got goals in him ⚽️— Matthew Rusike (@Mattyrusike) September 5, 2017
Yesses that bench 🔥— Lennox Bacela (@lennoxbacela) September 5, 2017
However, there are those who feel the South African Football Association (Safa) should stick with Baxter despite the back-to-back defeats to Cape Verde.
Its sad coz Bafana will make Baxter seem as a bad coach, Bafana deserves coaches like Steve Khompela where u know ukuthi uLose yiSure case— Hiii Power (@Slu_Q95) September 5, 2017
I hope SAFA won't do to Stuart Baxter as they did to Gordon Igesund, Pitso Mosimane & Shakes Mashaba. Bafana Bafana should stuck w/ Stuart!— Kokwele M. Phillix (@Matome_Phillix) September 5, 2017
Hands off Stuart Baxter !— Nathi (@nuttynkocyn) September 5, 2017
Some high-profile figures in the media industry have also lost faith in Bafana Bafana.
Doesn't look like I'll be able to practice my Russian anytime soon!— #NotInMyName (@MatthewBoothZA) September 5, 2017
South Africa 🇿🇦 1 Cape Verde 🇨🇻 2— Marks Maponyane (@MarksMaponyane) September 5, 2017
In a game that Bafana fluttered to deceive in the opening half not until the the Islanders pounced.
This Could Be the Only Russian we will ever see in Mzansi😢 pic.twitter.com/yW4SrrhYMa— Thomas Mlambo (@thomasmlambo) September 5, 2017
We all don't know what the future holds for Baxter, but one thing is for sure that the 64-year-old will have some explaining to do when he meets his bosses at Safa House in the next few days.