We played against the referee and players that cheat openly, says Chiefs' Baxter

Chiefs lost 3-2 on aggregate to AS Vita on Saturday, but the 60-year-old mentor believes the score-line would have been different had the referee handled the game properly
Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter expressed his dissatisfaction at the referee who handled their second leg game against AS Vita and criticised the opponents for "cheating openly".

AmaKhosi crashed out of the 2014 Caf Champions League despite beating AS Vita 2-0 on the night, and Baxter believes that they could have safely secured a spot in the group stages had some of the decisions been given.

"The frustrations were on the field of play. The players were working very hard, they got their opponents where they want them, (but) we didn't finish our chances. And we played against the referee and the players that were cheating openly, and that builds frustration," said Baxter after the game.

"The penalty (that was not given), the goalkeepeer constantly pretending he was injured without getting a yellow card, lying down on the ball.. wasting seven minutes in the second half, but only getting three," he said.

Baxter added that conceding three goals away from home and failing to get an away goal put so much pressure on them going into the second leg, but he believes that AmaKhosi were the better team on the night.

"It was frustrating, but we realized that we were so much better than them this evening. An away goal over there (in the DRC) or a little bit of concentration in our defending, I think we would have came into tonight's game with less pressure," added Baxter.

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