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Stuart Baxter Pleased with The Effort of Kaizer Chiefs!

Stuart Baxter Pleased with The Effort of Kaizer Chiefs! The Phefeni Glamour Boys lost 2-1 on penalties to Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN 8 yesterday.

Stuart Baxter Pleased with The Effort of Kaizer Chiefs! The Phefeni Glamour Boys lost 2-1 on penalties to Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN 8 yesterday.

Newly appointed head coach Stuart Baxter was thrilled with the determination displayed by his new team. Mamelodi Sundowns took a 2-goal lead before Kaizer Chiefs pulled level.

Peter Shalulile and Themba Zwane gave The Brazilians a 2-goal lead in the first half hour. However, the resolute Chiefs did not give in.

Stuart Baxter Pleased with The Effort of Kaizer Chiefs!

Goals from Bernard Parker and Khama Billiat saw the visitors level matters. The game then went into extra-time and subsequently into penalties.

Coach Stuart Baxter was pleased with the effort of Kaizer Chiefs!

“I thought at the beginning of the game we were well off it,” Baxter admitted of their position in the opening stages of the game.

Stuart Baxter Pleased with The Effort of Kaizer Chiefs!

“Sundowns took command with possession. The timing of our press was wrong.

“Positional play at the back was wrong. And our possession when we won the ball was hurried and nervous.

“Going a goal down doesn’t help but I felt that gradually we started to play a little bit better. We found a little bit of rhythm and then came the second goal.” He stated.

Stuart Baxter Pleased with The Effort of Kaizer Chiefs!

“After that I think we had a period of 15 minutes where we played well and we scored a goal in that time,” the Scot added.

“And going into half-time, I thought if we could change a few things, we can make a fist of it and the boys did and I think they played much better second-half. The balance of the team was better.

“Defended a little bit stronger and on the back of that even our attacking play.” He lamented.

Stuart Baxter Pleased with The Effort of Kaizer Chiefs!

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