Absa Premiership

These points win titles - Baxter

2014-11-07 09:31
Stuart Baxter (Supplied)
Stuart Baxter (Supplied)
Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter says that hard fought points like the ones AmaKhosi claimed against AmaZulu on Wednesday night, are the type points that win league titles.

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George Lebese scored the winning goal in the dying seconds of the game, as Chiefs secured a very narrow victory, breaking AmaZulu's heart.

According to Joe Crann, writing for the Soccer Laduma website, Baxter explained that he was happy his team came away with a win.

"The points that you grind win championships. The ones that you get easy are a give-away. These are the kind of points that could win you the title,” Baxter said.

“AmaZulu aren't a bad team. They were working hard. In the second half we took the game into our hands. In any set play chances are that we will score."

"We are not doing what we are good at. We were not brave enough in the first half and our movement was not good.

“We didn't have space that's why we over elaborated on the ball. Lebese's first goal was a good example of opening up the game. Lebese was not himself in the first twenty minutes but he kept working hard."

Baxter pinpointed the late win over Moroka Swallows in November 2012 as the moment he knew Chiefs could win the league that season, he may feel the same way about this late victory over AmaZulu.

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