Register Login Scores


What Qualifies Lee Baxter To Be Chiefs' Keeper Coach?

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.

Read: Hunt Nearing New Wits Contract

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. 

Click here to check out the PSL fixtures

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. 

Baxter Outlines Ambitions After Joining Chiefs

Hunt Nearing New Wits Contract

Komphela on Castro, Ntshangase & More


Top 5

Insiders Give Positive Motshwari Update

42 Oct 12, 2021 11:42 AM in Orlando Pirates

Pictures: How Messi Celebrated First PSG Goal

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

Hunt, Middendorp Await Chiefs In Next 5 Clashes

32 Oct 12, 2021 04:49 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Players Clubs Can Still Sign For Free

1 Oct 01, 2021 10:28 AM in International

Official: Topflight Coach Asks To Leave…

16 Oct 12, 2021 08:22 AM in PSL

13 New Players Appear On Newcastle's Shortlist

3 Oct 14, 2021 12:28 PM in English Premier League

Shuffle, Junior, Shabba – The Amakhosi Legends Car Collection

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

10 Leading Free-Kick Scorers In History, Messi Closes In

Oct 14, 2021 07:26 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Zidane Makes Newcastle Decision?

1 Oct 15, 2021 04:43 PM in English Premier League

New Bafana Concept Kit Made By Local Sportswear Brand

7 Oct 14, 2021 03:27 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Downs V City! All The Stadiums For Past 5 MTN8 Finals...

43 Oct 12, 2021 03:31 PM in MTN8 2021

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

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

Malesela & Other Earmarked For Vacant Coaching Role?

6 Oct 12, 2021 10:10 AM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

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