Absa Premiership

Baxter working on ball retention

2016-09-23 13:00
Stuart Baxter (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter wants his players to recycle the ball better after clinching their first Premiership win of the season in midweek.

Matsatsantsa secured a 1-0 victory over Maritzburg United through a Thuso Phala strike at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Wednesday.

Baxter will be looking to use their momentum to power his side to victory against Free State Stars at the King Zwelethini Stadium on Saturday.

"We have to be better in possession of the ball, we've got to make sure that we can diffuse situations just by securing the ball," he told SuperSport.

"You know sometimes football is possession, sometimes football is just keeping the ball away from your opponent, not giving it back to them.

"So we've got to be a bit better at that, and have to be smart enough to know between that and hitting very quickly.

"I think the lads defended their goals, their box, very bravely and very well. I would have liked it to be a  bit more controlled. I thought it got out of control a bit.

"That's not helped by the permanent complaining about every decision made on the field I suppose from the coaches. All in all, I think it's a good result for us."

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Maritzburg United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
SuperSport United v Free State Stars, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v Cape Town City FC, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Wits, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Platinum Stars v AmaZulu FC, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:30
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Wits v AmaZulu FC, Bidvest Stadium 15:00
Cape Town City FC v Orlando Pirates, Cape Town Stadium 15:00
Kaizer Chiefs v Maritzburg United, FNB Stadium 15:00
Free State Stars v Polokwane City, Goble Park 15:00
Mamelodi Sundowns v Ajax Cape Town, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Baroka FC v Bloemfontein Celtic, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Platinum Stars, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:00
Chippa United v SuperSport United, Sisa Dukashe Stadium 15:00
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Ajax Cape Town v Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town Stadium 15:00
Bloemfontein Celtic v Mamelodi Sundowns, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:00
Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows, Harry Gwala Stadium 15:00
AmaZulu FC v Cape Town City FC, King Zwelithini Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Baroka FC, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Polokwane City v Chippa United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Free State Stars, Orlando Stadium 15:00
Platinum Stars v Wits, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 15:00
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