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'That's Probably What's Been Holding SA Football Back'

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Stuart Baxter was very critical of his side's decision after the 1-1 draw with AmaZulu on Wednesday.

The Soweto giants were unable to make it three successive wins on Wednesday evening after playing to a 1-1 draw with the Durban-based outfit.

The Chiefs tactician was not pleased with the qualify of the encounter as both sides finished the game with ten men.

"This is on prime-time television. I can't swear, can I? Baxter asked SuperSport TV tongue-in-cheek. "I thought it was poor game. I thought we were good for about 15-20 minutes. And then for some reason we switched off. We had good control of the game but then we switched off and AmaZulu got back into the game in the last 15-20 minutes of the first half where they were threatening without being really dangerous.

"And then second half we wanted to be braver, we wanted to get on the ball more. But that just led to us losing structure completely. And the red card put us up against the wall and we concede what is a very poor goal. But through the whole of the second half the decision-making on our side was very very poor.

"If I was Benni, I would be going mental that they didn't put us to the sword by three or four goals because I thought we were that bad."

When asked about his side's build-up and attacking play, Baxter responded: "It was poor. Poor. When you go into a football field and you toss all the work that you've done in the week and toss it out the window and think you can just improvise or just make a decision based on what is that's probably what's been holding South African football back for many, many years. When we can integrate South African football and Kaizer Chiefs the structure with the creativity, then we would have very good football.

"But if you think you're just going to make decisions off the top of the head and take as many touches as you want every time you get the ball no one can read anything and then you play poor and our play was poor."

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