Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has cautioned against complacency heading into Friday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde. Cape Verde are viewed as the whipping boys in Group D — they are yet to win a game in the qualifiers — but Baxter said Bafana could not afford to underestimate their hosts, who are ranked 114th. ‘‘My father said to me: ‘Always beware the man that has nothing to lose’. So, they have got nothing to lose‚" Baxter said on Monday. "We have to go there with the same attitude. They can play the way they want. "If we play well … we have a chance of getting a good result. So, we’ve got to make sure that our mentality is tight. "We want to be a team‚ we want to make sure that everybody puts in 100%. ‘‘We want to be able to express ourselves in the right way‚ have that feeling of no regrets and no anxiety." Baxter has had to deal with injuries to key personnel. He revealed that midfielder Thulani Serero was nursing a hamstring injury. Serero‚ who was not select...

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