Absa Premiership

Baxter looking to follow Sundowns footsteps

2016-10-18 18:09
Stuart Baxter (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter has hailed Mamelodi Sundowns' success in the CAF Champions League, and says he is intent on learning from the 'horrendous' experience he gained in Africa while in charge of Kaizer Chiefs.

Baxter enjoyed a hugely successful domestic spell in charge of the Glamour Boys from 2012 until 2015, however, his sides always struggled in African club competitions.

The 63-year-old was unable to reach the group stages of both the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup during his three seasons at Naturena.

With that said, Baxter believes Downs' example shows that success is possible if the right attitude is shown when coming up against the tough conditions on the continent.

"It's fantastic for South African football. Everyone has their favourites, but you have to put it on one side when Sundowns is playing in the final," Baxter is quoted by the SowetanLIVE.

"It's up to everybody that goes to Africa, including SuperSport, to pick up that gauntlet.

"We have to box clever when we go to Africa. We complain about the conditions. We know they can be horrendous and we know there can be cheating, so the home games will be important."

Matsatsantsa begin their CAF Confederation Cup journey in February after winning last season's Nedbank Cup.

Read more on:    mamelodi sundowns  |  psl  |  stuart baxter  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Orlando Pirates v Cape Town City, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Cape Town City, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Golden Arrows v Mamelodi Sundowns, Prince Magogo Stadium 19:30
Friday, 21 September 2018
Wits v Polokwane City, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 22 September 2018
Baroka FC v Orlando Pirates, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Chippa United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:00
Kaizer Chiefs v AmaZulu, FNB Stadium 18:00
Free State Stars v Highlands Park, Goble Park 20:15
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.