Sign in
Download Opera News App

 

 

Baxter Jumps To Cole Alexander's Defence Over This

Stuart Baxter, the coach of Kaizer Chiefs, has come to Cole Alexander's defense after the midfielder was sent off against AmaZulu on Wednesday. AmaZulu held the Amakhosi to a 1-1 draw at the FNB Stadium in a hotly contested encounter in which both sides were reduced to 10 men.

The Chiefs took a first-half lead thanks to an own goal by former player Keagan Buchanan, but they were up against it after Alexander was dismissed for two bookable offenses after about an hour. The 32-year-departure old's from the game proved decisive, as Bongi Ntuli leveled for Usuthu soon after, but Baxter refused to blame his veteran midfielder. "Isn't it challenging? Happy [Mashiane] was given a red card against Al Ahly in the 2021 CAF Champions League final, and it changed the game "He stated.

"Red cards impact the game, but you don't want to take away players' dedication, so you have to control it. When I first came here, Willard Katsande was arguably a football hooligan, but he changed, and he managed it, and we got him a role." Cole plays a little on the edge, but he has enthusiasm, which we like, but we have to control it. But, even with 11 men on the field, we were losing control of the game. "I was dissatisfied with our performance," Baxter concluded. Like, share and follow.

kickoff

Content created and supplied by: Sports_Line (via Opera News )

Al Ahly Alexander Baxter Bongi Ntuli Kaizer Chiefs

COMMENTS

Load app to read more comments