Register Login Scores

PSL

Baxter On Why The Draw Is A Good Omen

Bloemfontein Celtic and Kaizer Chiefs played out to a 0-0 draw on Tuesday evening (17 September), in a tightly contested Absa Premiership encounter at Free State Stadium.

Read: Chiefs Fail To Fire At Celtic

Both teams created some chances to win the game, however the bumpy field conditions on the night made finishing difficult.

Baxter’s decision to not start with the in-form Bernard Parker raised some eyebrows, although his replacement, Kingston Nkhatha, acquitted himself fairly well.

Read: Nkhatha: Our Heads Won't Drop

Additionally, Knowledge Musona got himself into some good positions on the night, however he wasn’t able to convert the half-chances that came his way.

Celtic’s Joel Mogorosi also had some good moments for his club, but he also wasn’t able to find the break through as the game ended in stalemate.

Nonetheless, Chiefs' coach Stuart Baxter is optimistic that the result can be a good omen for the rest of the season.

He told the club’s official website, “I thought both teams managed to play a good brand of football at times. Celtic gave us problems and looked dangerous every time they go forward. I never sat comfortable on my chair the whole game."

Baxter added, "Taking all the factors into consideration I have to be pleased with the draw. Last season we played a goalless draw with Celtic in the first round and came back strongly to win the league, hopefully it will be the case again.”
 

By David Minchella

Follow David on Twitter: @DavidLaduma

 

25 comments

Top 5

Downs To Hijack Chiefs Deal?

218 Mar 29, 2021 10:53 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

10 Richest African Footballers In The World, Past & Present

7 Mar 11, 2021 07:19 PM in African Football

PSL Players Who Have Qualified For AFCON

16 Mar 29, 2021 11:59 AM in PSL

All Eight Teams To Have Qualified For CAFCL Quarters

116 Apr 10, 2021 11:30 PM in African Football

10 SA Players Silently Making Their Mark Abroad

Mar 29, 2021 01:54 PM in Players Abroad

All Eight Teams To Have Qualified For CAFCL Quarters

116 Apr 10, 2021 11:30 PM in African Football

Khan Urges Chiefs To Sign 'Underrated' Midfielder

43 Apr 11, 2021 12:59 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Legend Looks! 10 Of Radabe’s Coolest IG Flexes

1 Apr 12, 2021 10:37 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

CAF QF Draw Explained, Who Will Downs & Chiefs Get?

220 Apr 11, 2021 09:35 AM in CAF Champions League

Official: Chiefs Qualify For CAF CL Quarter-Finals

786 Apr 10, 2021 10:52 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Nine Chiefs Players Not Going To AFCON

102 Mar 29, 2021 03:22 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Confirmed: Manyisa's Next Destination Revealed

47 Mar 30, 2021 04:00 PM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

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