Tactical masterstroke revealed as Chiefs win


Head coach Stuart Baxter revealed the inspiration behind his tactical changes as his Kaizer Chiefs side grabbed a stoppage-time win over Baroka FC at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.

Khama Billiat scored the decisive goal deep into stoppage-time in the 94th minute after Baxter made a host of attacking changes in search of a vital win.

"I waited [to make substitutions] as Baroka's main threat was coming from them hoofing balls into our penalty area," Baxter said post-match.

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"They did it with some quality, so I needed our three centre-backs to win the headers.

"But then we decided that we'd been playing so well that we're going to go for it and introduce a few more attacking players.

"So we took off a centre-back and brought on Bibo (Sabelo Radebe) and Lebza (Lebogang Manyama) who were our two eights pushing forward.

"We left Phathu (Phathutshedzo Nange) to sit and rotate the ball, and they both made an impact.

"They both probed and at the finish, we put the ball in [the box] where Khama was there to put it into the back of the net."

Chiefs next travel to Orlando Stadium for the highly-anticipated Soweto Derby in the DStv Premiership on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 15:30.

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