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Safa president Danny Jordaan expects Bafana Bafana to beat Seychelles

16:45 EAT 09/10/2018
SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan
The outspoken Safa boss has challenged Stuart Baxter's men to fight for six points against Seychelles

The South African Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan has called on Bafana Bafana to bag six points against Seychelles in their two upcoming matches.

The 1996 African champions will meet the Islanders at the FNB Stadium on Satuirday to kick start their two back-to-back 2019 Caf African Cup of Nations qualifying matches, and Jordaan says they must go for wins against the Seychelles.

“We have no choice – we have to be on 10 points after the second game,” Jordaan said to the Daily Sun.

“Libya will play Nigeria and we don’t know what is going to happen there. Ours is to win our matches,” added the Safa boss.

Moreover, the former Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality Mayor said coach Stuart Baxter has to win the race against time as Vision 2022 deadline year is fast approaching.

The Vision 2022 demands that young players must be part of the national team setup in four years.

“I know fans want results, and that is what the coach must deliver. South Africans are right when they say Bafana should have defeated Libya,” said the Safa boss.

“For that, Baxter needs players who will fight hard for their country, like (Luka) Modric did for Croatia. He collapsed after matches because of his commitment. Players must do it for their country. Bafana must deliver,” he said.

“We cannot continue putting our trust in players aged 30 and older who will not be part of the structure in four years’ time,” concluded Jordaan.

In addition, Jordaan has also warned the national team to be wary of the Islanders because there are no more easy matches in Africa.

Bafana were held by a gallant Mediterranean Knights last month at the Moses Mabhida Stadium and will now want to beat Seychelles to remain in contention of making it to Cameroon next year.

After beating Nigeria and securing a draw against the North Africans, the Southern Africans now have four points in Group E, and Jordaan wants them to lead the group after this round of matches.