Stuart Baxter says Kingston Nkhatha is deployed differently than at SuperSport compared to at Chiefs
Posted: 8 February 2016 Time: 12:36
New SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter says Kingston Nkhatha performs a slightly different role at the club compared to his time at Kaizer Chiefs.
Nkhatha typically operated as a lone striker when he played under Baxter at Chiefs prior to the Zimbabwean's move to United a year ago.
The 30-year-old now enjoys support upfront from New Zealand forward Jeremy Brockie, with the pair bagging 12 goals between them for Matsatsantsa this season.
"I think Kingston has a different role here now than at Chiefs because now we have Jeremy and Kingston playing as a pair," said Baxter after Nkhatha netted in a 3-1 loss to Ajax Cape Town at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
"The coach's job is to try to get his best players on the field. The shape we started with, 4-4-2, allows the players to perform their best for SuperSport.
"Kingston has a slightly different role. Kingston is a good player, both him and Jeremy work real hard. If the quality of our final ball would have been better, I think we could have got a lot more [goals against Ajax] than we did."