Chiefs' SA expat on what to expect


Kaizer Chiefs new signing Kearyn Baccus says he is well aware of what to expect in the Premier Soccer League and has given some insight into his own game.

The 27-year-old Durban-born midfielder left South African shores with his family over a decade ago to move to Australia, where he has been plying his trade professionally since 2012.

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He has since returned home to turn out for the Soweto giants, where plenty will be expected of him as the club enters a fifth season since they last lifted a trophy.

But Baccus has assured that he has an idea of what he got himself into, thanks to his cousin Liam Youlley, who was previously on the books of Maritzburg United.

“Yeah, my cousin has played here – he played for Maritzburg United and he’s filled me in a lot on what the league is like,” said Baccus.

“I know it’s very direct and, yeah, the supporters and fans want to see a lot of action and goals, and it’s going to be something different from what I’m used to but I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

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With many having yet to see him in action and what sort of qualities he brings to Amakhosi, the former Socceroos junior international has shed some light thereon.

“I like getting on the ball; I like the ball at my feet, and I think my passing is pretty strong, and I’m pretty athletic so I can get box-to-box,” he explained.

“I don’t mind the work, and we’ll just have to wait and see how I go in my first game, I guess.”

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