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Chiefs Left With Questions After Home Defeat

It wasn't the outcome Kaizer Chiefs needed, particularly at home, however Stuart Baxter gave a great deal of credit to his Stellenbosch partner for an arrangement first rate. 

"I think the initial 15 minutes was alright, it was the high rhythm we needed and we stuck them back. However, in their first assault I think they got free and broke our press, got a sprinter in, despite the fact that not very perilous it was somewhat of a notice shot," the Englishman in his response of their 1-0 DStv Premiership rout to Stellies on Tuesday. 

Amakhosi were gathering speed, or thereabouts they thought, until their guests posed inquiries of them they couldn't reply on the day. 

It was normal given mentor Steve Barker's men came to FNB Stadium unbeaten in eight matches and clutched their record to go level on focuses with log pioneers Mamelodi Sundowns, albeit the Brazilians have two games close by. 

"I couldn't say whether that made us somewhat uneasy," Baxter said of the forceful nature where Stellenbosch assaulted in the main half. 

"However, we turned into somewhat static and they assumed control over the game, controlled the game very well. They played a low square, I thought Steve had them very efficient and were agreeable and the objective came during that." 

The miracle strike from Ashley du Preez before half time was the victor eventually, passing on Baxter to scrutinize the methodology from his charges. 

"I thought out dynamic when we were in acceptable circumstances was not adequate. Despite the fact that we played all the more rapidly in our blend play in the subsequent half, we weren't as dedicated to the developments we've been doing. We didn't have the quality to separate what was a strong square. You must have a lot of development and a lot of mindfulness in case you will separate that kind of smaller safeguard. I don't think it was an awful exhibition, however it was a presentation without the edge. We didn't peruse things adequately early," he clarified.

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