Absa Premiership

Baxter slams Nkhatha boo boys

2014-12-15 07:37
Stuart Baxter (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has once again been forced to leap to the defence of much-maligned striker Kingston Nkhatha.

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Baxter saw his table-topping side grind out a 1-0 victory over Chippa united on Saturday evening, with Bernard Parker netting the all-important goal.

However, the scoreline could have been far more emphatic had Nkhatha converted the several opportunities that came his way.

The Zimbabwean was subjected to jeers and boos from Chiefs' own supporters as a result of his profligacy in front of goal, a situation Baxter felt was way out of order.

Baxter told Sapa: "It's a totally unacceptable situation, continually berating a player who has always given the club 110 per cent effort and loyalty and is an integral part of the team.

"The only aspect that the fans can hold against Kingston is that because of his relentless, never-say-die style of play, he finds himself with more scoring opportunities than most other players and therefore logically misses scoring more often than others.

"But in spite of this he is a model, disciplined player as far as I am concerned and fills the role I have designated for him in the team's planning."

He added: "In other respects my stay with Chiefs over the past two seasons has been everything and more than I could have expected.

"But the Nkhatha issue is a serious one and has to be redressed."

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