Bafana victory thanks to shrink's advice, say coach and Khune
The one big point that he said was missing was that he wanted the players’ minds to be much on the ‘here and now’
It took the help of a sports psychologist for Bafana Bafana players to regain their composure and belief that they had talent in abundance to beat Burkina Faso 3-1 at FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Bafana stand-in captain Itumeleng Khune and coach Stuart Baxter revealed that their extra weapon during a post match conference of their 2018 Fifa World Cup tie which was boycotted by many SA soccer fans who had lost faith in the national side following their back-to-back shameful defeats to minnows Cape Verde. “It was very interesting because the first thing that we did with Martin Scheepers was to have a staff meeting where we ran things by him on what we wanted to address‚” said Baxter of the influential wise words of the psychologist. “He gave us some points and said of the five we were already doing four. The one big point that he said was missing was that he wanted the players’ minds to be much on the ‘here and now’. We talked about the Cape Verde and the fact that it was a matc...
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