Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has praised the roles of Kearyn Baccus and Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya after Amakhosi’s 3-1 win over Swallows.
Cole Alexander and Njabulo Blom missed their win over Swallows FC on the past weekend due to being suspended, with Baxter having to reshuffle his line-up.
However, players like Baccus, Ntiya-Ntiya and Anthony Akumu who had been given little game time so far, stepped up and helped the Glamour Boys to an important three points.
“With these three games we’ve had in a very short time, the loading on the players is enormous,” he told SuperSport TV after the match.
“We were conscious of the fact, that’s why we had a lot of changes to start with. We tried to ease the load as well at the finish by putting some of the other lads on.
“I thought Kearyn was excellent in his role, Ntiya came on and had a very good little cameo. It was good.”
Baxter was also full of praise for his attacking trident after Khama Billiat and Keagan Dolly were once again on the scoresheet.
“I think the front-three Bernard included, I think they all did very well,” he added.
“They pressed very well in the first half and that resulted in us getting couple of very good chances. If you give them an inch, they will take a yard.
“They found themselves in a little bit of space and three goals was the result.”
Chiefs are second in the league’s table, eight points behind the Mamelodi Sundowns at the top, who have a game in hand.
The Glamour Boys will host Cape Town City at FNB Stadium on Saturday evening at 18:00 in the DStv Premiership.