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Baxter reckons youngsters need to be played in tough games

Stuart Baxter, the man in the charge of the South African national Football team, was pleased with the fact that his players never gave up against Paraguay and kept looking for that equalizer till the very end and eventually managed to find it in the last second of the game.

South Africa seemed to be losing that game against Paraguay at one stage as they were 0-1 down with only seconds left in the game, but just when the final whistle was about to be blown, Percy Tau came up with a fantastic late strike to get the scores leveled and prevent the loss.
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Wilfried Zaha remains committed to Crystal Palace

Ivory Coast international Wilfried Zaha has expressed his commitment towards Crystal Palace now that the Premier League transfer window has concluded. Earlier this summer, the attacker had snubbed a new contract in order to push for a big-club move elsewhere and this saw him linked with the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

However, neither side really made an approach for the former Manchester United man while Zaha has now stressed that he is focused on the job at hand with the Eagles. Speaking after the club’s opening day win over Fulham, he said: “It makes no difference to me, because I had my head down anyway. Not all that stuff was going to affect me or how the team were playing. Whatever happens, happens. But I’m all Palace, and you can see on the pitch that all I think about is the team doing well.”
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AFRICAN FOOTBALLERS CONTINUE TO DAZZLE IN GERMANY

For a long time African football stars have been doing exceptionally well in the German football top flight. This run goes as far back as the days of Anthony Baffoe, Anthony Yeboah, Austin JayJay Okocha to more recent time of Pierre Emerik Aubameyang and Naby Keita.

Of all these names, one that would likely not be forgotten in the annals of history would be former Super Eagles skipper Jay Jay Okocha. He dazzled in the German Bundesliga before making a name for himself in the Premier League especially whilst in Bolton Wanderers.
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Sredojevic talks about Meyiwa

The Serbian manager of the Uganda national football team, Milutin Sredojevic also had the chance of coaching the Orlando Pirates in 2006 and it was Sredojevic who gave Senzo Meyiwa his Premier Soccer League debut appearance during a match against Amazulu.

Senzo Meyiwa is reaching headlines all over the world after he was shot dead on a robbery at a friend’s house and the former goalkeeper of Orlando Pirates has been receiving tributes and praise from players all over the world and the Serbian coach Milutin Sredojevic is one of the latest to talk about the goalkeeper and how it was to play with him.

“I still remember that it was an emotional debut for him as it was against his hometown club. I felt he deserved to finally play as he had been pushing extremely hard and in that particular week had really been outstanding at training. Unfortunately he was injured in that game and was replaced by Chansa. Chansa and Phali will be the first to admit that Senzo really pushed them hard at training despite the fact that he was still a little boy.”

“I have a five star hotel in my heart and for him he is in the presidential suite. After not conceding in four games while wearing the armband for Bafana Bafana I was already looking forward to seeing him reach higher grounds by playing at the Afcon finals.

“For me his death feels like a knock-out punch. I am still battling from the shock of that I will never get the passion that he had for the game through his eyes. With Senzo you could see through his eyes that playing football is what he really wanted to do,” Uganda’s Micho Sredojevic told the media concerning the unexpected death of Senzo Meyiwa and how much it had affected him.