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Seychelles shock encapsulates Bafana failings

South Africa's two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Seychelles in the last few days have shown the casual observer everything they need to know about this current Bafana Bafana side.

At times, they are incisive, skilful and a joy to watch, in other moments sloppy, lackadaisical and utterly frustration in their execution. They can be the both brilliant and bemusing in equal measure.

It is nothing new.

Last year they followed up a commanding 2-0 victory away in Uyo against Nigeria, a match...

 By Nick Said

Baxter bats away negativity after Bafana's thumping win vs. Seychelles

Stuart Baxter says it was the performance more than the result that pleased him as South Africa claimed a record 6-0 African Cup of Nations qualifier victory over minnows Seychelles at a wet FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Bafana Bafana tightened their grip on a place at next year's African Cup of Nations finals with the victory, in which they might easily have reached double figures were it not for some wasteful finishing and the excellent goalkeeping of Seychelles gloveman Romeo Barra.

Baxter had praise...

South Africa player ratings after Seychelles mauling

South Africa secured a country record 6-0 triumph against a woefully out-gunned Seychelles at a wet FNB Stadium on Saturday as their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign fired back into life.

While the scoreline was certainly emphatic, the side also left a number of goals out on the pitch and should have won by a greater margin.

KweséESPN rates the performance of the Bafana Bafana players.


Tough to rate as he quite literally did not have a save to make in the entire...