HUMILITY IS A VIRTUE: BAXTER
By: Lucky Khanyile
Kaizer Chiefs mentor Stuart Baxter believes his players are yet to reach their capabilities after a 1-0 win over rivals Orlando Pirates.
Baxter said this to the media after the game that saw his side crowned MTN 8 champions at Moses Mabhida stadium. The former South Africa national team mentor however, is not satisfied with how his team penetrated the final third.
“It was a game of two halves- we had the upper hand in the first half and we scored a good goal.” “We didn’t pass the ball well in the second half- our attacks were far too easily closed down. We have to become better, and we can be better,” he said.
The Glamour Boys looked the better of the sides, pulling all the strings to take the lead but failed to take their other chances early on. Baxter said that Pirates gave them a run for their money, especially in the second half. He believes they should have done better. “Pirates dictated to us in the second half. We could be a lot better. We are not perfect but we are doing a few things right and there is room for improvement.
We worked really hard and the players deserve credit,” said Baxter. Chiefs’ goalie, Brilliant Khuzwayo, played his heart out as he was called up to step in for injured Itumeleng Khune. Brilliant lived up to his name in this game, winning the man of the match award. Khuzwayo expressed his gratitude to his teammates and technical staff for having faith in him.
“Anything that you do you must do it with passion and I came here prepared, thanks to my teammates and technical staff. We win as a team and we lose as team, we have won the MTN 8 and that is history. Now, I need to improve my game,” He said.