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Former Bidvest Wits midfielder Cole Alexander has spoken about his excitement at the prospect of playing under his former coach Stuart ‘Sensei’ Baxter.

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Alexander’s future was a topic of hot discussion after the Siya crew reported that both Kaizer Chiefs and his former team SuperSport United were keen on his services.

However, in a twist of events, it was former Amakhosi boss Baxter who managed to lure the 31-year-old to Odisha FC, who campaign in the Indian Super League. 

Speaking to his new club’s official website, Alexander has spoken about working under Baxter and what he hopes to bring to the team. 

“I have worked with coach Stuart Baxter before in South Africa and we call him the Sensei (Master). I have learnt and grown so much under him and it was such a privilege to be coached by him. I am really looking forward to it again. Us, as players, should just absorb and absorb because we are going to learn a lot from him that’s guaranteed,” Alexander told the Odisha website.

The midfielder has revealed that he was not too familiar with the Indian footballing scene; speaking to former teammates assured him that this was the correct move for him.

 “This would be my first season in the ISL, and I see it as a very exciting and entertaining league with the fans making the games so much more entertaining. To be totally honest I wasn’t too familiar with all the teams in the ISL, but I knew a bit about the league and the type of players from all over the world playing in the league. I would say it’s a very ambitious league and is growing fast,” he explained.

“When I heard about the interest from Odisha FC that is when I actually went on to YouTube and other platforms to do more research on the club. I also spoke to the ex-players from the league, and also agents and I heard a lot of good things about it,” Alexander added.

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The former Wits midfielder joins the likes of Sameehg Doutie, Lwandile Mzizi and Sibongakonke Mbatha, who have plied their trade in India in recent times.

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