Absa Premiership

Baxter slams 'cow-patch' pitch

2015-02-12 09:58
Stuart Baxter (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has slammed the pitch at the Free State Stadium, describing it as nothing less than a "cow patch".

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The Glamour Boys maintained their unbeaten start to the Premiership campaign on Wednesday, but had to settle for just a point as their match against Bloemfontein Celtic finished goalless.

Baxter, though, feels the fans who attended the game had been cheated out of their money, considering the players were unable to produce their best on a below-par playing surface.

"I think the crowd probably feel cheated but, the only thing you feel cheated about is probably the quality of the pitch that we can't invest enough money in South African football to get better than a cow-patch," the Englishman said after the match.

"I thought the players in both teams worked terrifically hard, this is always a difficult place to come and play.

“It's difficult to break down a team with an aggressive defence.

"Can we play better? Yes we can, but the fact of the matter remains that you've got to be super-concentrated, super-sharp and your first touch has got to be outstanding to play great football on this pitch.

"I think we played decent football, but we can play better, and I'm hoping a point here is one gained and not two lost."

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