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SuperSport United coach Baxter to rotate squad in Madagascar

09:54 GMT 10/02/2017
Thuso Phala and SuperSport United teammates
Matsatsantsa are set to travel to Madagascar as they begin their continental Cup journey this weekend

SuperSport United have been one of the sensational stories of the 2016/2017 Premier Soccer League (PSL) campaign.

The club currently sit at the summit of the PSL table and their form shows no sign of dwindling.

Matsatsantsa came of a thrilling 5- 2 mid-week victory against Lamontville Golden Arrows, as they got their campaign back up and running after the extended break.

The Pretoria-outfit will now travel to Madagascar where they will take on ASSM Elgeco Plus on Sunday in a preliminary Caf Confederations Cup match.

SuperSport coach Baxter will hope that his chargers can maintain their fine form as they want to remain competitive on all fronts.

The 63-year-old British tactician has expressed the need for rotation as he plans to make changes to the starting line-up, but has also called for every player to play his part.

"We've got the Madagascar trip. So we will make a few changes in Madagascar, but that won't be because we are underestimating people," Baxter told The Sowetan.

"It will be because with the schedule we've got, we can't just pick the same XI all the time. The [whole] squad has got to take responsibility," he said.

Baxter was, however, full of praise for his team exploits during the first half of the season as they fought valiantly despite missing their star players.

"I think the squad deserves a massive pat on the back. They've made it through the first half of the season with all these injuries. A lot of our frontliners have been out," Baxter concluded.