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Did Baxter Advise Chiefs To Hire Komphela?

SuperSport United coach, Stuart Baxter, reveals what he told Kaizer Chiefs' management about Steve Komphela.

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Speaking to Soccer Laduma in an exclusive interview in edition 963, the former Absa Premiership league winning mentor, said that when he heard the news of Komphela's name being mentioned among the list of candidates to take-over as coach at the Naturena based outfit, he told management that Komphela had his backing.

“When I left and Steve’s name was mentioned, I made it clear to Kaizer, Bobby Motaung and the management that I thought Steve was a good name. After I left the club, I spoke to Steve a couple of times and that’s all,” the Scotsman told Soccer Laduma.

Sectors of the Amakhosi fraternity have voiced their displeasure with the team’s performance of late, which has culminated in the Naturena-based outfit issuing an official apology to their fans, following their third straight defeat in all competitions.

“Steve has done a good job weathering whatever criticism he has received. I had a lot of criticism as well… that’s just the nature of these things.  He’s put in a good shift, I think,” Baxter said.

Chiefs look set to end the season without any silverware, following successive cup-final defeats against Ajax Cape Town and Mamelodi Sundowns, before being dumped out of the Nedbank Cup by arch-rivals, Orlando Pirates.

The Glamour Boys trail log-leaders, Masandawana, by a massive 13 points with seven games left, and suffered another embarrassing defeat on Tuesday night, going down 1-0 to relegation-threatened Jomo Cosmos.

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