Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy questions Stuart Baxter's team selection at Bafana Bafana

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The former Bafana marksman was left frustrated by the national team's display against the Mediterranean Knights

Legendary South African striker Benedict 'Benni' McCarthy feels that Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter needs help identifying players that will do duty for the country.

This comes after Bafana were held to a goalless draw by Libya in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualification Group E match at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban over the weekend. 

“I stopped watching because I saw that we were going through the same route we have gotten so used to – which is such a shame looking at the generation players we have now; a good crop of young players," McCarthy said on The Citizen 

"But are we doing enough scouting?… I think they need to help coach Stuart. He can’t have eyes in all the games. I have seen him at Kaizer Chiefs games, SuperSport United games, and Bidvest Wits games,” he continued. 

The current Cape Town City coach believes that the English tactician did not select the best players for the encounter. 

“I have never seen him watch Free State Stars games. I have not seen him watching Bloemfontein Celtic games - they are high flyers. What are they doing right there? Go on and watch which players are on form," he explained.

The draw left Bafana in second place on the Group E standings with four points from two games.

"It is not the job for one man. He (Baxter) needs help from coaches in the league to try and identify players who are on form and doing well. Are we really picking the best players that we have available? That is my question, but I am tired also because after Saturday I was like there we go again, no Afcon for us. Not doubting the players, but we made it difficult for ourselves," he concluded. 

Bafana's next 2019 Afcon qualifier will be against Seychelles at home on the 10th of October 2018.

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