Baccus makes surprise admission


Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Kearyn Baccus admits he's one of those footballers who doesn't watch many games if he's not required to.

In the professional game, several players have come out to admit they are not as fanatical about the sport as supporters assume, with Cape Town City's Aboubakr Mobara and Marc Andre ter Stegen prime examples.

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The former Orlando Pirates defender claimed that watching football 'doesn't excite him' while ter Stegen, who's widely considered as one of the greatest goalkeepers in the world conceded he knows nothing about football to the extent that he learns the names of his opposition by checking the back of their shirts.

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While Baccus is not one of the extreme cases like the Germany international, the Durban-born midfielder admitted to Chiefs website that Aussie-rules - the sport which combines football and rugby - is something he enjoys watching as a 'hobby'.

And when it comes to the sport that earns him a living, he revealed it would be done as part of his job to prepare himself to face different opposition.

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"I don't watch too many games, however, if we play, for example, Polokwane City, I will always check out a recent fixture from them," Baccus conceded.

"I will watch how they play and, of course, I will especially check how their midfielders operate, how they pass, combine with each other and so on. Nothing major, but it’s important to do."

The 28-year-old midfielder has been in fine form for Amakhosi since his arrival from A-League side Melbourne City, scoring once and registering four assists in 19 appearances across all competitions.

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