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Posted: 18 September 2013 Time: 09:22

Stuart Baxter says the Free State Stadium pitch made it difficult for Kaizer Chiefs to play their usual game in the goalless draw against Bloemfontein Celtic last night.

Read: Celtic hold Chiefs in goalless draw

Phunya Sele Sele and Amakhosi shared the spoils in a League encounter and Baxter suggests Chiefs could have done better on a more well prepared pitch.

The stadium was used for a rugby match before the Celtic versus Chiefs clash.

“I think probably the pitch beat both teams ... it was very difficult to play on it,” the coach says.

“With regards to our performance, I think we were quite good in the first half, but it was very difficult to finish on this pitch; your balance is affected, it is hard and bumpy.

“We were trying to get the finishing touch, but it was very difficult on this pitch. I don’t think the boys can play much on this surface.”

Baxter’s sentiments were echoed by Chiefs striker Kingston Nkhatha, who also feels that the reigning Premiership champions were unable to play a passing game.

“We spoke about it in the dressing room and said we shouldn’t keep it in our heads,” the Zimbabwean striker says.

“We play a passing game and it didn’t come out properly ... it was hard, but we can’t complain.”

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2013-09-18 07:26:21

Clearly they dont know what a bad pitch is, ask Pirates about the picth in Congo 

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2013-09-18 07:26:27

No coach... As you've noted with my review of your staff, out of the 14 players used last night only 5 were okayed and fit enough to play for Chiefs... This means a warping 65,3% of the player stuff are inexplicably highly favoured and blessed by some deity... that coupled with media propaganda and the 2nd largest support base in the country have propelled the Chiefs to being the so-called big team that they are at present moment... But upon closer scrutiny, pound-for-pound, they are riddled with talentless, gut.less, brainless chucky dolls for players...This essentially means that they don't have player's that can pull a hat out of a rabbit... there aren't any horse-men at Chiefs that can make something out of nothing... they have the kind of players that need to be coached all the time...

posted: 2013-09-18 07:29:41

With regards to our performance, I think we were quite good in the first half, but it was very difficult to finish on this pitch; your balance is affected, it is hard and bumpy.

This coach is making excuses after every game, u have dropped 7 points out of 15 - Are u going to defend it. Pirates did,SSU did,Sundowns - will Chiefs do it. 

New age blogger
posted: 2013-09-18 07:30:27

Hahaha Baxteena is complaining bout FSS pitch like realy? Wait until u play in CAF CV croock 

Mavisto DOWNS Up
posted: 2013-09-18 07:31:06

What are you going to say coach when you play champions league like that stadium pirates played at last weekend

posted: 2013-09-18 07:31:20

Hey you don't come with your lousy excuses here. What about Celtics the ground was good for them ?

It looks like your one season wonder is slowly proving to be true. You will not defend this tittle, it was good while it lasted, chickens are coming home to roost.

** Mrango **
posted: 2013-09-18 07:32:24

You must be out of your mind wena Zebra King  did u see the pitch we were playing on in CONGO....zosuza lana. That means come next year you will forfeit all your CAF games, xem on you poor Zebra Morons!!

** Mrango **
posted: 2013-09-18 07:34:25

@KING? Its hard to tell...its seems like this Moron has adopted GI style>

posted: 2013-09-18 07:34:27

How can you blame the pitch, please stop hiding behind useless things. What will your excuses be when you goo to Africa for CL? Remember the pitches in Africa are not good at all. Did u see the one we played on last Sunday????

Mgugudi Treble Addict
posted: 2013-09-18 07:37:05

KC was playing in heaven compared to what Pirates was in Congo.

Helicopter football does not need a pitch to be effective. Methinks, baxter is learning fast from Gordon's book called "Fools guide to making excuses that will be believed by the gullible".

Zebra Trap
posted: 2013-09-18 07:37:34

CV cooker alwys find something to blame for not getting results. We don't care as long as you continue to keep a clean sheet.

Pirate of the South
posted: 2013-09-18 07:37:55

Ah ah when Roger did the same after AC Leopards game he was called all sort of names, when it is said by Baxter it is no longer an excuse but a valid reason.

posted: 2013-09-18 07:38:57

Baxter usudakiwe mkhulu,the guys who play ebhuqwini bona hw do they score?this is crazy

posted: 2013-09-18 07:39:21

@Pirate of the South: You said it well Member. They were happy on Sunday forgetting the pitch that we were playing on. Kuyanyiwa e Nazoorena

? Chief Tsonga ?
posted: 2013-09-18 07:39:56

CJB Ramses III I have read your comment, I have reasoned through it, you started well until you went on about brainless, propaganda, illuminati, aliens, unocorns........

You argument stopped being objective as soon as you ignored the fact that most teams only need one or two exceptional talent to win leagues and other trophies, the other players only have to carry through the basics.

As for the need to be coached all the time argument is invalid, a soccer is a team sport, attacking and defending are sub -systems of the team's style of play, you always need someone to implement a system, fact is you can take the top best players and put the in a team without a coach...chances are they may not succeed. A good example locally is Sundowns, they have very talented individuals who fail because of poor coaching.

I believe Pirates have majority starts capable of playing without needing coaching, that is why they are the current league champs and have a cabinet full of trophies.

? Chief Tsonga ?
posted: 2013-09-18 07:43:17

Before the game started, Baxter did mention that the pitch was horrible and he had told his players to prepare to play under those conditions, the title of this article was coined to stir up some hogwash so that people will coment.

It is official now, Kick Off is a sports media whore for comments.

** Mrango **
posted: 2013-09-18 07:45:24

@CJB RamsesIII @Sir king Tsonga "I believe Pirates have majority starts capable of playing without needing coaching, that is why they are the current league champs and have a cabinet full of trophies."
You lost me here "Sir" please elaborate?

posted: 2013-09-18 07:46:35

It's ok coach leave the fight for another day. More is nog 'n dag.

Tsotso vhimba
posted: 2013-09-18 07:46:49

next tym u wil b blaming th jersey that ur team wears.. & then th food that u eat.. voetsek san

posted: 2013-09-18 07:47:14

Zebra Trap CV cooker? come on bra

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