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Baxter Responds To Fans Sacking Chants

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has reacted to a host of fans chanting “Baxter must go” after the full-time whistle of their 1-0 defeat to SuperSport United.

The Englishman saw his side go 1-0 down at FNB Stadium to Matsatsantsa thanks to a second-half goal by Thamsanqa Gabuza.

It wasn’t the desired result as Chiefs lost ground in the race for second spot and even dropped to fourth on the log.

The result led to angry fans at FNB Stadium chanting “Baxter must go”, as caught on camera by iDiski Times journalist Lorenz Kohler.

When asked about the chance by Kohler, Baxter said he can leave the club if the fans really want him gone.

“I don’t have any message to the fans because if they want me to go I’ll go,” Baxter replied.

“If the chairman says to me I don’t think you’re doing a good job then I’ll walk. I’ve got no problem doing that.

“I will walk myself, if I don’t think I’m affecting the team in a positive way, I’ll walk, not a problem.

“I’m the only coach that has given this club any success in the last 20 years, but I’ve got to go because we dominate the game and lose 1-0? I’ve got to listen to that?

“It’s ok, they’re a fans, they have the right to say exactly what they want. If that reflects what the chairman thinks and what the players think and the majority of our fans think then maybe I should walk.

“But that’s nothing a group of fans will decide, that’s something the football club or I will decide. If I get that feeling, then of course I’ll walk. But at the moment I’m looking at it as a game we should’ve won but we didn’t and that happens in football.”

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Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.