Baxter: Kaizer Chiefs decision making was poor against Platinum Stars

Baxter believes Chiefs should have buried Dikwena in the first half following the number of clear-cut chances they created

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter was not entirely pleased with his team’s performance against Platinum Stars in a match played at the FNB Stadium on Saturday night.

The PSL defending champions recorded a 2-1 win over Dikwena, and Baxter believes it should have been more had they converted their chances.  

“After a very good first half with a lot of good things, my only drive if we’ve gone into halftime at 1-0 would be, we didn’t take our chances. Platinum Stars got the goal right at the death then they had gone into halftime and they came out and played very good football,” said Baxter after the match.

Baxter admitted that Dikwena were impressive whenever they had the ball, but the same cannot be said about his Chiefs players. He maintains they should have scored more than just two goals on the night.

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“Our attacks were very short, one or two passes then we lose the ball..very poor decisions. Platinum Stars got on the ball…good movement, good passing and they dominated the game.”

“We then had opportunities in our transition play which we didn’t take. We could have sneaked in the second goal in that period, because they were dominating and they were coming to us more,” he said.

Platinum Stars coach Allan Freese believes his players lost concentration and allowed Chiefs to score the first goal although the plan was to contain them in the opening half.

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“I do believe it was a good game of football and three goals should appreciate it. I think the one thing that we didn’t want to do was to concede in the first 20 minutes and we spoke about this before the start of the game.

“We created some chances, but I think sometimes we went to sleep in the corner kicks. They hit on the counter attack one too many times and once we solved that problem and then we could play,” said Freese.

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