Bafana Bafana coach, Stuart Baxter has passed a damning verdict on the Super Eagles forwards after their (Bafana) 2-0 win on Saturday in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
The Englishman, who expressed delight on the feat achieved by the 1996 African champions, said that much as the Super Eagles controlled the match, especially in the early stages, the three-time winners lacked the cutting edge upfront.
Speaking to South African media on Sunday, Baxter said that with good attacking play upfront, Nigeria would have gotten something from the match.
“We are still relishing that result and it is good that we win. I am so happy because I just joined the team back and it is good we start well for the AFCON qualifiers.
“I will still say kudos to the Nigerians because they stretched us and made some dangerous movements. But if I may sound very respectful and modest, their attack was not the very best they could have presented.
“They were without quality frontline, otherwise, they could have scored in the early exchanges but like I said earlier, it is good that my players responded very well in the match,” he said.
Nigeria sits third in the qualifying group behind leaders, Libya, and South Africa and will play Seychelles, who lost 1-5 to Libya in their next encounter.