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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.

READ: Baxter rues tactical switch vs Ajax

"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."

Article by: Ernest Fakude
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