Kaizer Chiefs appoint Lee Baxter as new goalkeeper coach
Posted: 12 February 2018 Time: 18:56
Kaizer Chiefs have finally appointed a successor to late goalkeeper coach Alexandre Revoredo.
Revoredo died unexpectedly on 30 August last year, at the age of 57, after a short illness.
The club on Monday confirmed the appointment of former SuperSport United goalkeeper coach Lee Baxter as his successor with immediate effect.
Lee Baxter new goalkeeper coach
Kaizer Chiefs have appointed Lee Baxter as the new head of the goalkeeper coaching department. “I am looking forward to the challenge,” he comments after having signed a contract that runs until the end of the 2019/2020 season. #KCOneTeam pic.twitter.com/AYu9Flqp6z— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) February 12, 2018
Baxter, the son of current Bafana Bafana and former Chiefs coach Stuart, has penned a two-and-a-half year deal with the Naturena-based outfit.
“We welcome Lee into our Kaizer Chiefs family. Coaching goalkeepers is a very specialised field. Lee is young, ambitious and he will bring a lot of international experience," said Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung on his club's website, of Baxter's experience in Sweden, Turkey and Denmark.
"Roping Lee in is part of the bigger picture of developing goalkeepers for the future. We are looking forward to this partnership which will take our youth development structures to greater heights.”
Former Amakhosi shot-stopper Brian Baloyi, who has been in charge of the goalkeepers since Revoredo's passing, will now return to his coaching duties, along with Rory Minnaar, while 41-year-old Baxter heads the department.