The 23-year-old has been a regular for Amakhosi this season, and also featured for Bafana Bafana in the 1-0 defeat in Warsaw last month.
There has never been any doubt about Lebese’s ability, but this season Baxter has finally given him the belief and confidence to follow through.
“He is a coach that believes in me and believes that I have something to offer for the team,” Lebese tells the club’s official website.
“I am grateful for the chance. I am just working hard and want to prove the coach right and produce every time I am given a chance.”
Lebese adds: “He spoke to me about areas I needed to improve for my game. He spoke to me a lot about my defending and I think I am defending quite better now. He also brought a spirit of teamwork for us to win games. We enjoy working with him as the players.”