Baxter lauds Mashamaite and Mathoho in Kaizer Chiefs’ win over FS Stars

AmaKhosi are now unbeaten in their past six games, and they are currently top of the PSL log with 21 points from 11 games

Following their 2-0 win over Free State Stars on Saturday afternoon, Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter had nothing negative to say about his team’s performance in Qwaqwa.

Baxter said that AmaKhosi had a positive approach to the game and that they should have at least scored their first goal in the opening 15 minutes.   

“I thought we played well over the 90 minutes,” said Baxter after the game. “The boys knew it was going to be a difficult game. We came out positive, and with a bit of luck I think we could have gone ahead in the first 15 minutes,” he said.

Baxter was not entirely pleased with the missed opportunities despite scoring two goals on the day, but he was delighted with the win as well as the attitude of the players.

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“We still missed too many chances, but we kept playing. And against a tough opponent that is a difficult thing to do, but I’m delighted with the result, and I’m delighted with the attitude of the players,” said Baxter.

Baxter also showered his two centre-backs – Mathoho and Mashamaite – with praise for their ability to deal with aerial balls against the dangerous Free State Stars team when they were still 1-nil up.

“Stars were very much in it (in the game) and I thought our two centre-backs were magnificent and the defended the box very well, because Stars put us under a lot of pressure from set-plays and from crosses,” added Baxter.

Baxter’s counterpart and Free State Stars coach Steve Komphela believes they should have defended better against Chiefs, and blames it on the lack of concentration especially that 90th minute strike by Siphiwe Tshabalala.  

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