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Baxter pleased with win but not performance

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter says his players were poor in the win against AmaZulu

Posted: 19 December 2012 Time: 8:57 am

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter says his players were poor in last night’s 2-0 win against AmaZulu at Soccer City.

Goals from Matthew Rusike and substitute Bernard Parker gave Amakhosi the three points to ensure that they stay on top of the log going into the new year.

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However, Baxter was not pleased with the performance as he believes they could have done better.

“It wasn’t a very pretty game from anybody’s angle,” he said after the match.

“We have a lot of things to work on; I don’t know the reason why we were so poor with the ball tonight. We have talented players, is it mental or is it because of the Afcon coming up and if this is the last game I don’t know?... I will have a look at that in the debriefing but we can play a lot better,” he added.

Baxter was also not pleased with the decision that referee Thabo Nkosi took after he denied them a penalty after Rusike was fouled in the box, but says that he can’t criticize the referee with the way his side played.

“I’m glad we got three points from the game. But we should have gone out on a bigger high. We missed two or three big chances. The referee (Thabo Nkosi) also missed a big penalty. But my players played so poorly at times I can’t really criticize the referee for making a couple of mistakes,” he said.

AmaZulu coach Craig Rosslee was pleased with the way his side played but was disappointed that they conceded silly goals to give away the match.

“I thought we were doing a good job in the first 35 minutes, I thought we controlled the game. We put them in the areas where I wanted them to go.

“They gave the ball away and we really didn’t punish them, we got some good momentum going and unfortunately we then gave away a silly goal,” said Rosslee.

“We can’t play poorly at the back like that. And we were ok for most of the game but once again a mistake by one of our boys cost us, unfortunately we have to learn from that. But we were still in the game and I thought we gave a very good account of ourselves, I think we played some good football and that’s key for me.

“But it’s promising, I mean to come here against Chiefs and play well and to actually try to play our own game I thought it was great.

“We can now go back home and have a break and regroup and see if we can sign one or two players. We have 14 games to go, we will make a real go of it,” he added.

Article by: Ike Khoza

Previous comments on this story...

The Phefeni Boy
posted: 08:59 am
We are going to be on top till Feb.......We are a BIG club......We run 90min marathons every week.

Kaizer Chiefs wayawaya
Double Treble Champ-Marapo
posted: 09:00 am
You were wetting your Woolworths underwear until that time when Tapuwa Cowpini decided to return the favour to Parcow. We heard the two have become more intimate these days.
Khosi Blogger
posted: 09:00 am
3 points in the Bag...maintaining the top spot once again...well done to the boys!!!
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:01 am
I said it.......Rusike is a gem...He is going to shine in the Q3 ......Parker needed some competition in that position.
Khosi Blogger
posted: 09:03 am
"Chiefs finish the year with glamour" so says the headlines hehehehehehe
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:03 am
Double Treble Champ-Marapoposted: 09:00 am | Report

You were wetting your Woolworths underwear until that time when Tapuwa Cowpini decided to return the favour to Parcow. We heard the two have become more intimate these days.
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You are and idiot of note.....KING's biggest dog....always barking at the wrong big tree...Go hang yourself with those panties...You FOKON Spy
Nebo
posted: 09:04 am
mxxxxx useles Amazulu dat was controlling de game from de on set but der last touches inside de dangerous area was just toilet,

Mathoho and Yeye are only qualities de rest ke masepa fela.
thuth teller
posted: 09:04 am
Yes coach we are playing like Orlando Pirates now struggling to dish out flair against the minows and end up winning .........We the Khosi fan don't like that coz we don't praise mediocrity/ nonsense.

But on a second note maybe the lads are a bit tired since the KC squad is always looking the same in every game.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:04 am
I want all the BIG Gorillas to comment not small ones
I want BIG frogs not tadpoles....

heheh hehe..Parker is a cow......Nxa.......ninyile nina.
Double Treble Champ-Marapo
posted: 09:05 am
Truelly speaking this Chef is clueless about coaching, maybe he is good only in the eatery. Right now the only thing that is helping the team is that black Yeye and Katsande urine concoction. They call it the gorrila urine hahah.

When things get tougher he start fighting with everybody, opposition coaches, SAFA, his CV, EVERYTHING.

Katsande is not a football player, he is just bull dog. If a ball was an apple he would have long swallowed it.
Investments Guru
posted: 09:05 am
Orlando bitches will be ####3d tonight.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 09:06 am
Neboposted: 09:04 am | Report
mxxxxx useles Amazulu dat was controlling de game from de on set but der last touches inside de dangerous area was just toilet,

Mathoho and Yeye are only qualities de rest ke masepa fela.
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You are starting to sound pathetic.....Why do you lower your standards so bad?......
thuth teller
posted: 09:07 am
People are complaimning about the low number of fan in the stadia but they forget that most of the Industries are closed so people have left the Joburg city and are back home in their different provinces. Even if the Derby is played by this time of the year (after the 15th of December )FNB/Soccer City wouldnt be in full capacity due to the above reason.
Gucci Man
posted: 09:08 am
We were not happy with the way we played last night , however if we can play KAK football and still collect 3 points ....then the question is what will happens when we start playing good football ????

Let the boys go home and relax for festive and come back in Jan 2013, fresh and hungry .
Thanks to the boys for maintaing the # 1 spot
Thanks to Khosi family , uGucci Man loves you ...my united ,strong, glamorous Khosi family.
We all know that ...there's no team that has won more league titles than Manchester United in England and also there's no team that has won more league titles than Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa.
Khosi Blogger
posted: 09:08 am
Some gorillas are just jealous and plain stupid, i bet my last cent they wanted us to lose last night hahahahahahahaha ziyaminca ezizibhanxa ezi...lol
MAMINZELA
posted: 09:08 am
Willard Nkabinde is a Cow
Nebo
posted: 09:09 am
Dat was clear penality for Hobbos de ref decide to side with de mother who she 's looking after Tortoises remember she told Motaung 's family dat dey will never won anything until dey paid her.

we as de Galaxy de owner of Pirates Soccer League der 's nothing we can do in an situation like dat.
Pelezinyo
posted: 09:09 am
Poor perfomance indeed and a lil bit of complacency from some players. The important thing is the 3 points, it seemed as though our players were tired for most of the match. Willard Katsande is 1 hell of a workaholic, lately all Yeye does best is remonstrating with the ref. Lebese seems as though some1 promised him 1st team place
Naturena born killer
posted: 09:10 am
A win is win, finish n klaar.
Prof_Makaveli
posted: 09:11 am
it was a very bad perfomance, bt atleast we got the 3 points...now we have to work towards collecting more points nxt year, nd I really think we need reinforcements in the CM position nd Right wing position, an additional striker won't hurt us...

The second half of the season is one where we shud not make any mistakes, if Yeye gets injured we shud @least hv about 2-3 players that can replace him

42 points to play 4 we shud try nd get them all
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