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Yeye Not Surprised By Chiefs’ Baxter Decision

Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Reneilwe ‘Yeye’ Letsholonyane says he wasn’t surprised to see Stuart Baxter replace Arthur Zwane on the sidelines for the CAF Champions League.

Baxter had received his work permit in time, but Amakhosi did not announced any update on his situation only appeared in Friday’s pre-match press conference.

Zwane, along with Dillon Sheppard, had guided Chiefs past Wydad Casablanca in the semi-finals and were also in charge for the club’s final two DStv Premiership games that saw them sneak into the top eight following two wins.

Some fans were disappointed not to see Zwane remain on the sidelines for the final, but Yeye insisted it made complete sense for Baxter to take over the reigns after he received his work permit in time.

“Look, I wasn’t surprised,” Letsholonyane told iDiski Times.

“Obviously, they have been working on his work permit and it happened that he got it before the game. 

“As a coach, you obviously expect that when your documentation is ready to be on the bench. There is nothing really that is surprising or anything.”

You can read our full exclusive interview with Yeye, where he rates Chiefs’ overall performance in the CAF Champions League, gives credit to Pitso Mosimane, remembers his own time with the Amakhosi, before talking retirement and his dream of following Mosimane to coach outside of South Africa, in this week’s iDiski Times, edition 29.

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