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Alexander Ready To Prove Naysayers Wrong

New Kaizer Chiefs signing Cole Alexander says he is ready to prove the naysayers wrong by giving his best and nothing less.

Alexander joined Chiefs after leaving Indian club Odisha FC, where he had worked with coach Stuart Baxter last season.

He says it is a dream come true to join Chiefs, and also had a response for the naysayers who criticised the club for signing him.

“It’s a huge opportunity for me, it’s a very big deal for me and my family. At my age being 32, dreams can still come true. I am so grateful for this opportunity,” Alexander told the club’s website.

“I try not to read too much into the media, but I still see there’s a lot out there. I can promise every Chiefs player and supporter is that I am a player who gives my best and nothing less. That’s all you can do.

“Chiefs was a team I supported growing up. I was always a fan of my local club, Hellenic. Kaizer Chiefs was my other club, so to be at Kaizer Chiefs at this stage of my career I can’t say enough how happy I am to be at a prestigious club like Chiefs.”

The former Ajax Cape Town, Polokwane City, SuperSport United and Bidvest Wits midfielder says he is also delighted to re-unite with Baxter, whose leadership he praises.

“I think what helps this team the most is the leadership of coach Stuart Baxter,” he explained.

“As every player who has worked with him before will know, this guy is a leader and a tactician. If we as a team collectively follow his instruction and philosophy and we are united, we can do that.

“His (Baxter’s) results speak for themselves from the time he was last here at Chiefs. I am here for that – to play according to instructions. I am also hoping to bring some leadership into the team and doggedness and aggression, and I am also hoping to learn.

“The learner always wins. There are quality talented players around me, so I am here to learn. I just spoke to one of my family members and told them that there is everything here and you can’t have excuses being at a team like Chiefs. They look after you well. There’s everything that you need to succeed and do well.”