Baloyi vows to keep fighting


'Sheriff' made just three starts in all competitions for Amakhosi last term, but Chiefs’ Most Improved Player of the 2011/2012 season insists his confidence remains high.

“Of course I cannot be happy with little game-time, but I am doing something to change the situation. I want to gel with the players that are regulars in the team and also be a regular like them,” he says.

“I’m happy to work under coach Stuart (Baxter). He has been encouraging me and has given me a lot of confidence which I have taken to the field with me. I know under the previous coach (Vladimir Vermezovic) I played more, but I didn’t have the confidence that I have now. I have learned a lot of things and I am tactically equipped now and mentally strong.

“I’m happy to be playing under him (Baxter) because as a youngster we need coaches like him in the country. He builds the spirit of the team and he is always there for the players,” Baloyi concludes.