Absa Premiership

Chiefs explain why Baxter's return is delayed

2018-03-09 14:02
Lee Baxter (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela has explained that goalkeeper coach Lee Baxter is yet to officially take up his duties due to work permit issues.

Baxter, the son of former Glamour Boys mentor Stuart Baxter, was appointed in February following the sad passing of previous keeper coach Alex Revoredo.

Nonetheless, the 41-year-old has been training the likes of Itumeleng Khune and his counterparts but is yet to take up his seat on the bench alongside Komphela. 

Thus far, former Chiefs and Sundowns number one Brian Baloyi has been doing duty in the technical team although it is expected that Baxter will soon take over the position on the sidelines in the near future. 

"Lee is going through the processes, he's part of us. He's working with us and announcements have been made," Komphela told reporters.

"We just need to go through all necessary protocols with regards to home affairs, processes and work permits required by (the) government in South Africa."

The Helsingborg-born coach has plenty of experience having worked and played in Sweden, England, Denmark and Turkey.

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