Baxter satisfied with result

2012-12-05 08:18

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter admitted he was satisfied with his side's performance as they romped to a 3-0 victory over Ajax Cape Town on Tuesday.

According to website, Bernard Parker, Siboniso Gaxa and Siphiwe Tshabalala were all on target for Amakhosi as they climbed four points clear of second-placed Orlando Pirates, who play Chippa United 24 hours later, while the Soweto derby awaits the two rivals on Saturday.

Chiefs looked largely in charge of the rain-soaked Peter Mokaba Stadium encounter, and although Baxter picked up on a few problem areas, he stated that overall he was pleased with the result.

"I thought the first-half was difficult because of the weather, and I think some decision making wasn't good enough, but if we can improve our movement and defend more solidly, then we can take hold of any game.

"We scored goal and created some chances and some of the attacking play was excellent."

The Englishman was also pleased to see the goals come from a striker, and midfielder and a defender.

He said: "The goals can come from where-ever. We can score from the back, the wings. They enjoy when they play that well, and I think we've played some excellent football.

The ever critical coach did, however, add: "I thought we turned the ball over too much, and we weren't getting close enough in our pressing, but we addressed it at half-time and in the second-half it was much better.

"We put much more pressure on the ball. I was happy in the second-half."

Asked whether he cared to comment on Saturday's clash against the Buccaneers, a previously reserved Baxter joked: "Yes, we can talk about that now, can't we?

"We're going to play properly and we'll be up for it. I'm sure it will be a good derby. I'm hoping it will be a good game, and hoping it's refereed well, and hopefully the fans can behave and enjoy a good day.

Taking a moment to point out the performance of Tshabalala, the coach said: "I think that was Shabba's best game for me, and if he can keep playing like that he can play any day."


  • nyamie.themane - 2012-12-05 09:32

    Chiefs at de moment is doing so well hope dey will b able 2 keep deir form 4 de rest of de season kodwa firstly dey have 2 kill pirates 4 us*the fans*

  • tshiamo.seipelo - 2012-12-05 09:44

    I Hope Kaizer Chiefs have all material to win League. Bt for sure all Coachs start now to Study Mr. Baxter 's strategic plan or His Game Map. But anywere Congratulations to Glamuor Boys

  • nhlapop - 2012-12-05 10:41

    We live to see, come saturday.. Rise Khosi rise.

  • rory.beckett.96 - 2012-12-05 11:00

    Mister writer baxter said play any where not any day!

  • Thabiso Naeem Matshediso - 2012-12-05 12:09

    tremendous !how we played was superb to watch , lets improve an keep it up , a predict a massacre over pirates , rise khosi

  • hendrick.selolo - 2012-12-05 12:55

    Yes a great win indeed and good build -up the derby@Editor the game was played Peter Mokaba not Fnb stadium''.

  • manoko.rasesemola - 2012-12-05 13:08

    chiefs look good, i hope we going to win all of the remaning games, start from coming next game.

  • musawakhe.ngubane - 2012-12-05 14:11

    The game was played at Peter Mokaba stadium, not FNB stadium. This journalist is drunk! Any way, well done Chiefs. We robbed ourselves of embarrassing Ajax by scoring 10 goals. We now turn our focus to Roger De Sa's defensive Firecrackers FC. Is the stadium safe?

  • mbuyiseliandrew.jeme - 2012-12-05 15:37

    Sea robbers must be very careful this coming weekend.

  • noxman.manana - 2012-12-05 16:23

    Chieefs r luking rilly gud ds seazon, no wondder the r de wth most players inteam recent bafana set ups. They play wth confidence nd purpose, nd they seem 2 nw hw 2 teach football lessons. Watchng chiefs play ths sizin is lyk watchng generations, cz u knw thy alwyz win. Im afraid bucs r next on my victim's list!

  • george.morwamathibela - 2012-12-06 06:46

    plz guys don't let us down caz we support u

  • luvuyo.zihle - 2012-12-06 17:24

    You knw wht mr baxter ? I'm also hapy bt yu must win all game wth yo plan jst lik yu ajax. Change in tim read gam well .Den giv youngsters a chanc .

  • luvuyo.zihle - 2012-12-06 17:34

    And pleas play masengo to ad pais upfrant nd baloyi to avoid strugling when yeye is absent .Train nale , ruseke to play packers roll nd we need erasmas to ad scoring machin upfrant .

  • luvuyo.zihle - 2012-12-06 18:04

    Mr baxter pleas tak zvasiya nkosi away frm de team nd look someone else baloyi can clous nkos spac don't 4gat to transfer ngcobo 4free .

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