Baxter: I am immensely proud of Kaizer Chiefs players

AmaKhosi coach Baxter is proud of the players after winning his second trophy in his first season in charge of the Naturena-based outfit

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter was proud of his players after the AmaKhosi had reclaimed their second title in seven days in a match played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Chiefs mentor believes that his players didn’t change their style of play that made them the 2012/2013 PSL champions, as they fought hard to beat the defending champions SuperSport United 1-0 after extra time.

“I am immensely proud of the players. I am immensely proud of the way they played in the cup final. We remained true to the way we have been playing this season,” said Baxter after the game.

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Baxter admitted that Chiefs didn’t have a great game in the first half, but he believes that his players took charge in the second half.

“I thought we weren’t really great in the first half, but in the second half and extra time we opened the field. We started playing the ball behind their backline,” he said.

United coach Gavin Hunt believes that his team deserved to win and defend their title against AmaKhosi, but highlighted the lack of goals as their main problem this season.

“I thought we deserved much better than that, but the team has done well all season. We should have been 3-0 up before they scored, but we had goalscoring problems,” said Hunt after the match.

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However, Hunt was very proud of his players who have worked hard to be in their third final of the last four and he believes that Parker’s 93rd minute goal changed the complexion of the game.

“We have been in three cup finals in the last four, I thought we deserved more that’s for sure, because they never had a shot at goal until they scored and the game opened up afterwards. Chiefs will always dominate in an open play,” added Hunt.

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