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Baxter Pleased With Chiefs' Defence

Kaizer Chiefs head coach, Stuart Baxter, was delighted with they way his side defended against Township Rollers.

Read: Chiefs Sneak Past Rollers

Chiefs secured a spot in the next round of the CAF Champions League qualifiers after they defeated Rollers 1-0 courtesy of a strike from Siyabonga Nkosi.

"I've got to be happy because this 2-1 was a tricky result to play with here," Baxter said after the game.

"The pitch was a disaster, so at times it became a game of ping pong, more of lottery, I'm pleased with the way the players got the first goal and we defended our lead.

Baxter also revealed why he set up his side they way he did.

"The changes we made to start the game was because we wanted to have a nice balance, we wanted to make sure that we could defend properly but we needed a threat because we wanted a goal," he added.

"The changes we made during the game, they brought on a big guy and they started going route one and everything was going to our box, so I brought on a third center back and then put Killer (Mphela) on for Mandla because we thought we could catch them on the transition for a second but we didn't get the second but I thought the lads defended."

 

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