I do not have a score to settle – Baxter

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Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter says he does not have a score to settle when he takes the national team to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

Baxter qualified Bafana to the AFCON in 2006 in Egypt but was sacked before the tournament.

The late Ted Dumitru was in charge of the team that failed to score a single goal in the tournament. Baxter says his focus is to prepare the team adequately.

Baxter will select the final team on Sunday before they depart to Dubai on Monday. The Englishman selected a provisional team for the tournament few weeks ago.

He says new players have impressed in the camp.

Bafana have been struggling to get friendly matches ahead of the tournament. They will play against Ghana in Dubai and Angola in Egypt.

Baxter is disappointed they are struggling to get a friendly match at home.

Baxter also reiterated that the players who are taking part in the COSAFA Cup in Durban might still be considered for the final selection. He has been impressed with the likes of Luther Singh and Teboho Mokoena.

Bafana assembled for camp on Monday in Johannesburg. They will kick-off their AFCON  campaign against Ivory Coast on the 24th June at Al-Salam stadium in Cairo.

Baxter says the team will be ready for the prestigious tournament. – Report by Vincent Sitsula