Lebese hails Baxter management

Premiership

Lebese scored the game-clinching goal in the 84th minute after a long period of dominance from Chiefs to secure the result, which keeps his side's lead at the top of the Absa Premiership at eight points.

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The 26-year-old hailed the coach for helping to ease the pressure on the players behind the scenes.

"The coach has been motivating us and saying there's no pressure on the field, we are not fighting for our lives, we're doing what we enjoy, we're paid to stay healthy, so there's no pressure. We're just enjoying ourselves.

"We've just shied away from what the supporters have been saying – we've been under pressure though – but you know, there are strong characters in the team, the senior players, and there is motivation all the time."

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Lebese capped off a good performance with a beautiful goal and was happy his silky finish worked out so well.

"I saw the keeper approaching … I had two minds, I thought of blasting it across him but he was very close to me so I took a chance with a chip, and it was perfect," he beamed.

"I'd like to give credit to my teammates, the management, they've been behind me and I've been working very hard. I'm happy that the team played well and we got the three points."

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