Absa Premiership

Baxter backs Musona to shine

2013-08-29 12:30
Knowledge Musona (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter is confident Knowledge Musona will "come good" this season, despite his rocky start to the new campaign.

According to the Football411 website, the 23-year-old returned to Amakhosi in July, having initially left in 2011 to join 1899 Hoffenheim before heading back to Naturena on loan last month.

The Zimbabwe international has already played four matches for the Glamour Boys, but is yet to find the back of the net, despite coming close on a number of occasions on Tuesday as they eventually drew 1-1 with Soweto rivals Moroka Swallows.

Baxter, though, is confident he can get the best out of the forward, and has backed him to become a lethal force in the PSL.

"Knowledge gets himself into very good positions like he did again this evening," the Englishman told Chiefs' official website.

"I have no doubt though that he will come good and find that calm finish."

Looking back on this week's result against the Dube Birds, which followed on from their MTN8 semi-final first-leg defeat to Orlando Pirates, Baxter said: "I felt that the team looked jaded in the first 10-15 minutes of the game.

"I am not sure if it was the derby on Saturday taking its toll on the players. We then mixed good football with poor defending.

"Swallows also left their players in the holes and gave us a lot of problems. I thought at the end, a draw was a fair result for both teams."

Musona will be hoping to get another crack at his first goal of the season when Chiefs travel to Pretoria to face SuperSport United on Saturday evening.

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