Ex-Chiefs captain on Baxter's 2nd coming


Ex-Kaizer Chiefs captain and centre-back Tefu Mashamaite has commented on the return of Stuart Baxter to the club.

Mashamaite and Baxter enjoyed good times during the latter's first stint with the club between 2012 and 2015, winning two league titles and two cups.

"Look, I mean he was the last one to win silverware, so why not bring him back? I'm sure the reason that Chiefs group won silverware is because there was a certain structure that made sure the results were delivered at the end of the day," the retired defender tells KickOff.com.

"He was a man in charge. I know he's a student of football, so I'm sure he will be bringing new ideas, like reconstructing what was lost when he left. 

"So, I wish all the best for him. Chiefs is in the semi-final of the [CAF] Champions League, so it would be nice if they win it and take it from that momentum going forward. The whole of South Africa has to rally behind them [against Wydad Athletic Club]."

The former Bafana Bafana centre-back recently launched his own company, called The Collective Sports Agency, as he now wants to use his experience as a footballer to assist sportsmen and women across various sporting codes.

"Obviously, post my playing days I had to start thinking about what I get into. I've got so much experience to offer so, I've decided that running a sports management agency would be something that will challenge me," he adds.

"I have partners but they prefer to play a more behind-the-scenes role. These types of things you can't just go into them alone, but I'm running the initiatives, I'm the face of it – I'm the director. 

"We are based in Pietermaritzburg, which is where we have our physical offices, but you know with Covid-19, you can do a virtual running of businesses. 

"I'm mostly operating from Limpopo. As times goes, we will be able to reveal the players who are in our stable."

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