South Africa coach, Stuart Baxter, has spoken up on the $25,000 per goal promise made to Super Eagles by the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa forward of his facet’s 2019 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, qualifying conflict with Nigeria on Saturday afternoon.
The Bafana Bafana will deal with Gernot Rohr’s males on the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg this weekend.
Recall that Okowa had promised to give the Super Eagles $25, 000 for each goal scored earlier than they departed for South Africa on Thursday evening.
Baxter, nonetheless, mentioned cash was not a difficulty to his crew, including that his gamers are keen to beat the three-times Africa champions at house.
Baxter’s males head to the sport after enjoying a 1-1 draw with Seychelles at house of their final sport, whereas Gernot Rohr’s facet defeated Libya 3-2.
“I think the whole of South Africa is going through tough times – there are big companies cutting back and we also need to cut back,” Allnigeriasoccer quoted Baxter as saying at Friday’s pre-match press convention.
“We cannot pay our gamers that kind of cash (as promised the Super Eagles gamers).
“But I do not assume that is a nasty factor; I believe that’s us reflecting on what’s taking place in South Africa – buckle your belt, put your flak jacket on and go to battle, that is it.
“I don’t think we’ll be better warriors if we get paid an extra 25 grand. Maybe Nigeria are – I don’t know, but I can only speak for the South Africans. Money is not an issue with us, we want these points.”