Absa Premiership

Baxter: Rusike has character

2015-04-24 10:08
Matthew Rusike (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Stuart Baxter has revealed his decision of continuing to choose Matthew Rusike over other players in the Kaizer Chiefs squad.

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The Scotland coach has come under scrutiny for choosing the Zimbabwean forwards over other notable stars such as Siphelele Mthembu, David Zulu and Katlego Mphela.

But Baxter admits that he does not care about what fans think and is more focused on the job at hand.

According to KickOff, the Amakhosi mentor says that Rusike offers more mobility and has lots of character in his locker.

“With Matthew and the other players, they’ve shown character. If you have character you have self-belief, and as long as you have self belief I think you’ve got a chance,” said Baxter.

Rusike scored a brace against Polokwane City in their midweek Absa Premiership encounter which secured the League title.

“Matthew has character and that’s why I pick him, and that’s why I had no hesitation tonight, knowing we were going to be up against a team that passes the ball a lot and will give us transitional opportunities, in picking him over Siphelele (Mthembu) or Killer (Mphela), because he’s more mobile," concluded the Scot.

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