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Khanye Questions Baxter Over Ngcobo Incident

Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Junior Khanye has questioned Lee Baxter after he pulled Njabulo Ngcobo following the player’s reaction to being substituted.

Amakhosi suffered their third defeat in a row, with two of those coming under interim coaches Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard after Stuart Baxter has left.

The Glamour Boys lost 1-0 to Stellenbosch and 2-1 to Lamontville Golden Arrows, which left them on 39 points in the DStv Premiership and six points away from a CAF Champions League spot, which is currently held by Royal AM.

Wednesday’s game turned when Chiefs defender Ngcobo gave the ball away cheaply ahead of Arrows equaliser, and after another error, Zwane opted to take his player off.

However, Ngcobo was seemingly not happy with his substitution and snubbed a handshake with Sheppard, which enraged goalkeeper coach Lee Baxter and led him to pull the reigning PSL Defender of the Season as he walked past the bench.

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Khanye, though, insisted Baxter, as the senior person in this incident, should’ve handled the situation more professionally.

“Yes, he was supposed to shake hands with the coach, [but] Lee Baxter don’t go to him,” Khanye said on iDiskiTV.

“You already saw the supporters are on top of him, he did some mistakes. The coach did a good thing by substituting him, he protected him, that’s clever of Arthur Zwane.

“But now Lee Baxter going and pull him, it’s wrong. Wait for the game to end then go to him, we mustn’t see that.”

You can watch Khanye’s complete analysis of the Amakhosi’s defeat to Arrows below.

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