Despite making it through the Nedbank Cup last eight, Chiefs’ head coach, Stuart Baxter, has admitted that he was disappointed with some of his players.
The Amakhosi claimed a 2-1 win over FC Buffalo on Wednesday night, relying on a Mandla Masango goal to finish the job against their lower-league opposition.
Baxter named a completed different starting XI to the one that faced AS Vita in the CAF Champions League at the weekend, opting to give a number of fringe players a run out, while handing the captaincy to midfielder, Lucky Baloyi.
However, Baxter wasn’t happy with the performance from some of his players, explaining that he had hoped to see a better performance from a number of them.
Speaking to Chiefs’ official website, Baxter said, “I thought some of the players will raise their hands, but I was disappointed with some individual performances. They were cosmetic and sloppy which was disappointing while others did a decent job though."
He also added, “It was always going to be a challenge after travelling from Congo on the weekend. On paper they came to the game as a weak team, but like any other team that plays against us, they lifted their game. I am happy that we are in the next round of the competition."
The draw for the quarterfinals of the Nedbank will take place later this afternoon.