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What Qualifies Lee Baxter To Be Chiefs' Keeper Coach?

Lee Baxter Hopes To Help Kaizer Chiefs Win Trophies

By Soccer Laduma - Feb 14, 2018 08:41 AM

Lee Baxter joins Kaizer Chiefs as their Head of Goalkeeping after leaving a job in Denmark, but what qualifies him to take over the role at arguably South Africa's biggest club?

Check out some of Baxter's journey to Chiefs in the gallery above

The 41-year-old played in Japan, Scotland, Sweden and England, though his highlight, in his own words, was playing in the UEFA Champions League for Swedish giants, AIK.

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After a playing career that spanned over two decades, Baxter made sure to keep on his progression by studying his trade, not only as a goalkeeper coach but as a coach in general. Having now completed his UEFA A, B and C badges, the next step is to complete his Pro Licence, the highest coaching qualification that can be earned. 

On top of his UEFA badges, Baxter also obtained a National A Licence for goalkeeping, as well as a personal trainer licence, nutritionist licence and became a certified strength coach.

Having coached at AIK in Sweden, Genclerbirligi in Turkey, SuperSport United in South Africa and Aarhus in Denmark, the new Amakhosi coach is well travelled in his trade and will be hoping to leave his mark on the likes of Itumeleng Khune and Brilliant Khuzwayo. 

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Baxter's Qualifications:

UEFA A Coaching Licence

National A Goalkeeper Licence

Personal trainer licence

Nutritionist licence

Certified strength coach

Baxter has signed a deal at Naturena until the end of the 2019/20 season and will be assisted by Brian Baloyi and Rory Minnaar in his duties as Head of Goalkeeping. 


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mboma2 Joined: 15 Jun 2017
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mboma2 Feb 15, 2018 12:25 PM
Lastly let's give Lee support and wait and see if this chiefs keepers are going to achieved let us all support him cos anyway he is already hired by our team
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mboma2 Feb 15, 2018 12:22 PM
Today even our national team believe on khune if he is not there u can quickly see that mzansi.s no one is not there
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mboma2 Feb 15, 2018 12:13 PM
Spider man look at khune today he was your understudy what a keeper that is why he is mzansi.s no one
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mboma2 Feb 15, 2018 12:10 PM
Goodluck Brian if u decide to leave u are the best goalkeeper coach
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mboma2 Feb 15, 2018 12:09 PM
Just wish him luck if he decide to go somewhere else and also as a chiefs fan and supporter I still believe he is best
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mboma2 Joined: 15 Jun 2017
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mboma2 Feb 15, 2018 12:07 PM
For me that achievement is huge and that is a reality for sure he doesn't owe nobody any point to prove that is for sure
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mboma2 Feb 15, 2018 12:03 PM
But as for me mboma baloyi has achieved as a goalkeeper coach at chiefs imagine khune getting 4 man of the matches for the first time his career in one season
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mboma2 Feb 15, 2018 12:00 PM
Just hope that brian was told that he is not permanent goalkeeper coach cos now here comes somebody with so called high qaulifications
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uoY ckuF Feb 15, 2018 12:15 AM
I still maintain my words, this is Bull Xit,Having qualifications thus not say a person know the job, a person that knows the job, is the person that has been doing the job over a long period of time. Motaung has been running Chiefs without qualifications, are we saying he is incompetent?
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Skeem Sa HDK Feb 14, 2018 07:05 PM
@neokgotso: good point.
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Irvintoothless Feb 14, 2018 04:57 PM
Personal trainer licence and certified strength coach..?? I wonder how long did the Nutritionist licence course took. In South Africa you need a 3yr degree to become a nutritionist.
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ayandamanando Feb 14, 2018 02:19 PM
Inside job Lena bafethu hahaja
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The-Lip Feb 14, 2018 01:05 PM
@Pirates_999 Speaking English is qualification?
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The-Lip Feb 14, 2018 01:04 PM
@SL_hated_donkey wena what are your achievments????????
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SL_hated_donkey Feb 14, 2018 12:35 PM
@Vhivha Motsepe owns the team, he is not hired. Infact, he bought Downs to be his. Please try to be relevant here!
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Pirates_999 Feb 14, 2018 12:17 PM
Qualification doesn't guarantee any success for example look at Cowmphela with his fancy English, but empty trophy cabinet
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Vhivha Feb 14, 2018 11:55 AM
@SL_hated_donkey What soccer qualifications does Motsepe has?
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SL_hated_donkey Feb 14, 2018 11:35 AM
@jazzman89 True that, Bobby is a managing director without any relevant papers, and Komphela's CV has no achievements.
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jazzman89 Feb 14, 2018 10:50 AM
u dnt need qualifications to be at Zebbie..ask Bobbyjaan and Sir Kompi
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SL_hated_donkey Feb 14, 2018 10:23 AM
Lee Baxter is there to interpret Komphela's English to Bobby"Mr Slow-learner"Motaung.

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