Register Login Scores

Kaizer Chiefs

Chiefs Consider Tactical Adjustments Post Downs

Kaizer Chiefs have some tactical thinking to do after taking some positives from their 2-0 defeat away to champions Mamelodi Sundowns at the weekend.

Coach Stuart Baxter made a couple of tweaks when chasing the game on Sunday – bringing on Sibusiso Mabiliso for his Amakhosi debut and asking Sifiso Hlanti to switch to a centre back role alongside Erick Mathoho and Daniel Cardoso.

He also later withdrew Hlanti for a more attacking option in midfielder Lebogang Manyama, yet again adjusting the formation for Chiefs to try claw their way back.  

“We’ve had these discussions. Before every game I usually sit down with the technical squad and ask what if questions,” Baxter told the media.  

“What if we go a goal down, or are chasing the game and we go a man down – what if we want to lock out the game. So before you go and sit in the heat of the battle, then you’ve already given yourself a couple of ideas.”

The Englishman said he may very well have some of that thinking in future games, although it’s not a card he would have wanted to play when on the backfoot.

“But we didn’t want to do it (changes against Sundowns) in those circumstances, missing a penalty and having to give it a charge. I would put it this way, it gives you a better idea if those tactical adjustments can be used again in the future. Did it give you what you wanted or did you end up messing up the balance of the team around,” the coach added.


Do you remember the Chiefs coaches over the years? 


In This Week’s Edition Of Soccer Laduma

Tau’s ‘Wedding Ring’ Flex Leaves Mzansi Shocked!

SAFPU Provide Update On Unfair Dismissal Case


Top 5

In Numbers: Dolly’s Chiefs Masterclass

78 Oct 18, 2021 08:25 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Pictures: How Messi Celebrated First PSG Goal

6 Sep 29, 2021 08:28 AM in UEFA Champions League

Patient Kwanda Comments On 'Tough' Bucs Debut

4 Oct 18, 2021 12:41 PM in Orlando Pirates

Players Clubs Can Still Sign For Free

1 Oct 01, 2021 10:28 AM in International

Rulani Slams Bafana: There’s No Data!

91 Oct 18, 2021 02:25 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The 10 Biggest Stadiums In Africa

12 Oct 18, 2021 12:25 PM in African Football

Mabizela Plans For New Football Challenge?

13 Oct 17, 2021 12:03 PM in PSL

Official: Mourinho Makes Final Decision On Newcastle Job!

2 Oct 18, 2021 08:25 AM in English Premier League

Shuffle, Junior, Shabba – The Amakhosi Legends Car Collection

9 Oct 15, 2021 01:13 PM in Stars & Their Cars

The Cost Of Not Hosting 'The Big Three'

31 Oct 18, 2021 04:12 PM in PSL

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

5 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Dolly’s Chiefs Transformation Explained

16 Oct 18, 2021 10:56 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Pitso Breaks Silence Following R54m Contract Agreement

23 Oct 18, 2021 04:04 PM in Players Abroad