Absa Premiership

Baxter sorry for outburst

2013-05-10 10:05
Stuart Baxter (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has apologised for his outburst towards an assistant referee which resulted in the Englishman receiving a two-match touch-line ban.

According to the Football411 website, the Amakhosi tactician reacted angrily towards assistant Edward Madidilane during the 2-1 Nedbank Cup semi-final win over United FC last weekend, with match official Victor Gomez showing the coach a red card for 'abusive foul language.'

The dismissal means the 59-year-old will sit out his side's final two matches of the PSL season, and the coach has since move to explain his outburst.

"I was probably overemotional on the day after receiving the news of the death of my goalkeeper at my former club AIK in Stockholm, Sweden. Ivan Turina died in his sleep on the 2nd of May, the news that shattered not only me but my whole family and sent shock waves in Swedish football," Baxter told his club's official website.

Speaking of his abusive action towards the referee, he added: "It was at the end of the game and I had not been warned before this incident. At the end of the day I take responsibility for my actions."

Chiefs will be led by assistant coach Doctor Khumalo in their final two Premiership matches, starting against SuperSport United next week Wednesday as the Glamour Boys look to maintain their lead at the top of the standings and clinch their first league title in 2005.

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