Absa Premiership

Mphela hails Baxter effect

2015-06-05 10:59
Stuart Baxter (Supplied)

Cape Town - Katlego Mphela has paid tribute to coach Stuart Baxter as both prepare to depart Kaizer Chiefs at the end of the month.

Read: Baxter leaves Chiefs in tatters

Amakhosi this week announced the departures of numerous players, including Mphela, ‘keeper Itumeleng Khune and captain Tefu Mashamaite, to name but a few.

Baxter will also bring an end to his three-year reign in Soweto, and Mphela has lauded the tactician's achievements, having won two Premiership titles, the MTN8 and Nedbank Cup during his time at Naturena.

"I had played for Stuart Baxter before but at national level with Bafana Bafana. He is very different from the other coaches in terms of coaching and conducting himself. He is a master tactician," Mphela told Soccer Laduma.

"If you look at the players at Chiefs, they are just as good as the players in the other teams, but it’s his tactics and techniques which make Chiefs play differently from other teams.

"He has a different way of attending or approaching the players which makes the players play for him and the team.”

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