PSL

Shabba: Baxter 'a genius'

2014-04-16 14:03
Siphiwe Tshabalala (Gallo)

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala believes Stuart Baxter deserves plenty of credit for the side's achievements so far this season, describing the coach as a "tactical genius".

According to the football411 website, the Glamour Boys are on track to successfully defend their PSL title, and although they sit second in the standings, they are only three points behind current leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, with a game in hand over the Tshwane giants.

Chiefs are next in action away to Polokwane City on Wednesday, while they also have a Nedbank Cup semi-final against Bidvest Wits to look forward to at the beginning of May, and Tshabalala believes Baxter has been the driving force behind the team's current success.

"So many people associated with Kaizer Chiefs have made significant contributions to the cause during what has been a great season and one to remember," Tshabalala told his official website.

"We are at the business end of the campaign and find ourselves in a position where we are challenging for silverware on two fronts.

"Despite recent setbacks (defeats against Sundowns and Black Aces), we are still very much in the hunt for the Premier League title. We are also just two wins away from defending our Nedbank Cup title.

"We are in this exciting position because of the tremendous efforts of the players, staff, grounds man and supporters.

"But one man who has held it all together and made it possible is coach Stuart Baxter. The man is a tactical genius and I don't think he has been given the credit he deserves.

"When we win the plaudits often go to the players, but rarely to the coach for coming up with the right game plan or for making astute substitutions during key stages in a match.

"Baxter is a thorough taskmaster who leaves nothing to chance. The players go into matches knowing what is expected of them, each and every one of us. The team he puts out reflects his winning mentality."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
08 August 2014
Mamelodi Sundowns v Maritzburg United, Loftus Stadium 20:00
Chippa United v Platinum Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
09 August 2014
Free State Stars v Kaizer Chiefs, Charles Mopeli Stadium 15:00
University of Pretoria v Polokwane City, Tuks Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Wits, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
Orlando Pirates v Moroka Swallows, Orlando Stadium 20:15
10 August 2014
Bloemfontein Celtic v Black Aces, Free State Stadium 15:00
AmaZulu v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 15:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Vote

Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their Absa Premiership title in the 2014/15 season?

 
 
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.