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.

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