Baxter praises Chiefs' new signings


Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter was pleased with how the new signings performed in the penalty shoot-out victory over Orlando Pirates in the Carling Black Label Cup.

Neither side were able to break the deadlock in regular time with the match going to penalties on Sunday evening.

Peterson replaced Itumeleng Khune with about 15 minutes to go and it proved to be a masterstroke on the part of the fan-coach as Peterson made two superb saves from Wayde Jooste and Ntsikelelo Nyauza with Kgaogelo Sekgota scoring the decisive penalty to claim the bragging rights for the Amakhosi.

"I think our second-half performance warranted the result," Baxter told SuperSport TV.

"It was an even first half. I thought it was a well-played game, one of the better derbies.

"We stepped up in the second half. Our movement around the box was much better. We looked more dangerous and I think when it goes to penalties, you're just happy that you come out on top because it can go either way. Brandon was magnificent."

When asked about the other new signings such as Sekgota, who made a good impression coming off the bench, Baxter responded:

"This game was information for me. For the supporters we've got to win it, we get that and it's the old enemy so we always want to win. But this was about information moving forward. None of the new players disappointed me. They staked a claim. I'm happy with the evening's work and I think there are some shoots of green grass coming through."

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