However now with Lee Baxter joining the Amakhosi as their keeping coach, there isn't a problem and he's been welcomed warmly.
Lee is of course in this case also the son of a former Kaizer Chiefs coach, the last Chiefs coach to win the league title. So, Stuart's advice on this matter would be highly respected... even more so than on a national level where South African fans didn't want the family connection to influence decisions.
Here's how the South African football fraternity and fans reacted on Twitter. Tell us how you feel in the comments below.
Lee baxter is he related to baxter— dumisani (@dmarambana) February 13, 2018
Baxter is back at Kaizer Chiefs! It’s Lee Baxter.— Matevhu Ligege (@reckson_ligege) February 13, 2018
Honestly, i think Itu is more experienced than Lee Baxter, what is the job of Brian Baloyi who i think is more experience and knowledgeable than Lee— Desmond Silaule CEH (@Mnindo_Des) February 13, 2018
Lee Baxter new goalkeeper coach— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) February 12, 2018
Kaizer Chiefs have appointed Lee Baxter as the new head of the goalkeeper coaching department. “I am looking forward to the challenge,” he comments after having signed a contract that runs until the end of the 2019/2020 season. #KCOneTeam pic.twitter.com/AYu9Flqp6z
So y'all still lacks faith in Brian Baloyi?— Master P (@Master_P_61703) February 12, 2018
Anyway, welcome to Khosination Lee Baxter
What happened to Brian Baloyi now Lee Baxter goalkeeper coach?— Thabo_pooe (@thabopooe37) February 12, 2018
After Lee Baxter's appointment and RobHutting's arrival, I'm now convinced that Bra Steve isn't going anywhere. But I feel Brian Baloyi was doing a good job - 12 clean sheets in all competitions for @KaizerChiefs this season. That's something else...— Ernest Makhaya™ (@ernestmakhaya) February 12, 2018
Lee Baxter’s qualifications:— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) February 12, 2018
UEFA A Coaching Licence
National A Goalkeeper Licence
Personal trainer licence
Certified strength coach
He’s signed a contract as Chiefs’ Head of Goalkeeping until June 2020. pic.twitter.com/4B7sia8j7Z
So Lee Baxter his qualification is better than Komphela— #STEVE MUSTGO!KCFC (@alfredsuhla) February 12, 2018