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Itumeleng Khune says new Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper coach Lee Baxter has "all the qualifications"

Posted: 22 February 2018 Time: 17:00

Shot-stopper Itumeleng Khune has described new goalkeeper coach Lee Baxter as a “great motivator”.

Baxter, the son of Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter, was appointed last week as a successor to the late Brazilian Alex Revoredo, who died unexpectedly on August 30 last year following a short illness.

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Chiefs legend Brian Baloyi had been in charge of the first-team goalkeepers on an interim basis before Baxter was given the role.

Khune says Baxter, who has previously worked at SuperSport United, is a hard worker who wants the goalkeepers to always perform.

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“I know coach Lee worked with SuperSport under coach Baxter. I have spoken to Ronwen [Williams] and Reyaad [Pieterse] and they told me a lot about him. When we were roped into the team I was not surprised. He has all the qualifications,” Khune says.

“He is a great motivator, a hard worker and he always wants his goalkeepers to do well. We are happy to have him in the family and he will help the goalkeepers to achieve the impossible.”

Former Amakhosi goalkeeper coach Rainer Dinkelacker, now retired, has previously been credited for making Khune the best goalkeeper in the country. Khune and Dinkelacker had a good relationship and the Bafana Bafana keeper was emotional when the German left.

But Khune did not want to make any comparison between Baxter and Dinkelacker.

“Everyone has different qualities and philosophies. We miss coach Rainer and we talk about him a lot, but he had to retire at the end of the day due to the knee surgery he had. It was sad to lose him, but I am glad he has planted a seed where everyone still talks about him. He did a great job in South Africa with most of the goalkeepers.”

Amakhosi take on Bloemfontein Celtic in an Absa Premiership match at FNB Stadium on Saturday (20h15).

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Article by: Tshepang Mailwane
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