AmaKhosi got their Caf Champions League campaign off to a great start with a 3-0 win over Black Africa in a match played at the FNB Stadium on Saturday nightKaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter believes his team didn't play their free-flowing football despite beating Black Africa 3-0 in the first round of the Caf Champions League preliminary rounds.
AmaKhosi were the better team all-round, and Baxter added that they should put their opponents to the sword before admitting that the third goal, which came in the second half, was the important one.
"The result (3-0) is okay, the third goal was the important one. The overall performance was a bit up and down, but we made a lot of changes today," said Baxter after the game.
“I thought we were very good at times, a bit sloppy at times, but all in all I think the result should have been heavier, we should have been able to put them to the sword more than we did. We created chances and the main thing today was that we rotated the squad and still got away with the win. So, that’s satisfying," he said.
The 60-year-old mentor said that the pitch didn't make it easy for them to play, but he was satisfied with how his charges played although he reiterated that they should have scored more than three goals on the night.
"I think the ones that came on (in the second half) did okay and I think it was a difficult pitch, a little bit slippery tonight, I think 3-0 you'll take, but it should have been more,"
Black Africa coach Brian Isaacs admitted that it was always going to be a mountain to climb playing against the team of Chiefs' calibre, but he is hoping for a better performance in the return leg.
"Lack of experience and schoolboy mistakes cost us the game. These boys came here today, but couldn't match Kaizer Chiefs, but I am proud of the performance, just that I thought the results should have been a little bit better," said Isaacs.
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