Absa Premiership

Baxter happy with CAF win

2015-02-28 18:00
Stuart Baxter (Supplied)

Gaborone - Following their sought after 1-0 victory over Township Rollers on Saturday, Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter was left pleased with his side’s performance on the day as the Phefeni Glamour Boys went into the encounter with a risk of being eliminated due to an away goals rule.

Chiefs defeated the Botswana-based team in the second leg of the CAF Champions League preliminary round, at the Gaborone national stadium, thanks to a well taken strike by the veteran midfielder Siyabonga Nkosi.

A victory for Amakhosi meant they have progressed to the next round of the competition by a 3-1 aggregate score, having won 2-1 at home two weeks ago.

Baxter, 61, admitted that his charges went to the game bearing in mind that they stand a slight chance to advance.

The Wolverhampton-born tactician also rues the pitch used for the match, stating that it made things much tougher for his side.

"I’m very happy with the performance of my team because it was a tricky result which we got at home," said Baxter.

"It was very tricky knowing that we still have to come and play here (Gaborone).

"Again I must also say that the pitch was very disastrous.

"It became much tougher at times for us and we thought that to win here would be a lottery.

"Otherwise I’m very pleased with how we got our goal and still managed to defend our lead until the end.

Chiefs will now switch their focus back to domestic football as they will face Ajax Cape Town at home on Wednesday.

 

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