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Baxter Praises Three Chiefs Stars

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has praised three of his Amakhosi players after his side’s victory over Orlando Pirates in the Carling Black Label Cup.

The Englishman lifted his first trophy since returning to the Amakhosi dugout after his players beat Pirates on penalties.

Baxter was impressed with the performances of new signing Kgaogelo Sekgota after he came on in the second half of the game.

“KG came on, we’ve got our plans for the second half trying to accommodate what we thought would be the fans choice,” he said after the game.

“KG was gonna come on, the fans chose him. He came on and got in some areas we got into in the first half, but from there we didn’t affect the game. But KG affected the game.

“He came on and we got him into spaces and he took on his full-back, he cut inside and I liked his performance. He’s got a little bit of work to do in terms of our general shape and understanding the movement of the other players but I liked his performance.”

Baxter then also highlighted the performances of his two goalkeepers on the night, with Brandon Petersen saving two Pirates penalties, while Itumeleng Khune kept the Buccaneers out with some good saves.

“We’re blessed, you saw Brandon’s performance when he came on. Itu was more like the Itu I knew from before. With his distribution, his shot stopping and his agility.”

Chiefs now have two more weeks of pre-season before facing Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN8 quarter-final.

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