Baxter delighted as Kambole shines on rare start


Head coach Stuart Baxter was delighted after Kaizer Chiefs fringe player Lazarous Kambole made the most of a rare appearance with a goal in a crucial win over Chippa United.

Kambole came on as a substitute for Khama Billiat with four minutes of regulation time remaining before adding his name on the scoresheet as Chiefs clinched a 4-0 win in a DStv Premiership clash at the weekend.

With his first-ever goal for the club having come against Stellenbosch in August last year it has been a 14-month wait for his second goal which came just a few months after he was reportedly placed on the club's transfer list.

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"The most important thing for Laz [Lazarous Kambole] is that he's had a good week’s training," Baxter commented in the post-match.

"I don't think he is the same type of striker as say a Bernard Parker or Khama Billiat, he’s one who is going to work behind back fours, and we’ve got to get to know him.

"It’s important for him to start to time his movements and on when to go so he’s had a very good week’s training.

"I said to him before the game that you're going to go on tonight and you’re going to go on confident because you’ve had a good week’s training.

"So, he went on and he was confident, the goal quite rightly should be a big thing for him as he can now draw a line in the sand and from now he can kick on," Baxter added.

In his third season at the club, Kambole has been the subject of transfer speculation and was linked to a move to East Africa.

Chiefs next face SuperSport United in a league clash at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 17:30.

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