Bafana Bafana’s 2018 World Cup qualifying hopes are hanging by a thread after yet another shock defeat to Cape Verde last night.

Bafana Bafana Coach Stuart Baxter is in serious trouble after the defeat. Many South Africans are calling for his sack as they don’t deem him fit to lead Bafana to the promise land.

Garry Rodrigues’s thumping free kick early in the second half and another stunner from the winger in the 67th minute was enough to silence the home crowd.

The 2-1 victory for the Islanders pushed South Africa to the bottom of the group after Burkina Faso and Senegal drew 2-2 last night.

Baxter had promised a better showing after disappointing in the 2-1 defeat in Praia last Friday and the nation had rallied behind them.

Baxter and his team, once more disappointed South Africans with a poor display.

Credit to the fans, they were still in full voice by the half-time break even though Bafana didn’t look like a team scoring despite playing with two strikers – Tokelo Rantie and Bradley Grobler.

The second half kicked off with the crowd expecting goals from Bafana.

Rodrigues’s free kick was too powerful for Wayne Sandilands and the visitors were in the lead just seven minutes into the second half.

His thunderous strike after the hour-mark was just as good and this time, even the home fans were stunned into silence.

Bafana coach Stuart Baxter made some changes, bringing in the likes of Lebogang Manyama, Andile Jali and Percy Tau, but the damage had already been done.

Danny Jordaan, SAFA Boss has condemned the teams performance as well as Baxter’s team selection.

”Bafana played as under-dogs. I don’t understand why our best players (Lebogang Manyama, Andile Jali and Percy Tau) hard to come from the bench,” said Jordaan.

”Many top coaches have indicated interest in taking the Bafana Job including Steve Komphela and many fans are asking for the return of axed Shakes Mashaba. We are going to look into our options to get a coach that will take us to Russia 2018,” concluded SAFA boss.

Jali’s late strike gave the nation some hope, but it was too little too late to even get a draw.

Bafana will live to rue the two consecutive defeats in their qualifying campaign. It’s no longer in their hands.