Stuart Baxter, Kaizer Chiefs coach, believes the three points earned in Saturday’s 2-1 victory against the Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium were well deserved.
In a closely fought game, Baxter said that he believed the outcome may have been different, but they were able to dig deep and get the victory.
“I was starting to think whether is this game going to be one of those where I say we thought we did well, but we missed chances, gave away the ball, and messed up in other areas,” Baxter said
“But we came back, we got ourselves the penalty and I think the win was well deserved.”
Keagan Dolly scored a brace for the Chiefs, while Linda Mntambo scored the equalizer for the Pirates.
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Njabulo Blom, a multi-talented player, was one of the guys that stood out for Baxter. The teenager was used as right-back while Baxter experimented with his defensive combinations.
Baxter said that Blom did not have the finest first half, but his revival in the second stanza was vital in the Chiefs regaining control of the game.
Blom, according to Baxter, has the ability and potential to grow into a key player for both club and nation in the future.
“It wasn’t about Blom having a good game, it is about how he gives inspiration to the other players from where he’s been and how he came back from a poorish first half,” Baxter said.
“With no disrespect to the other players, but he’s one guy who’s got a big game in him and he would step up and play at a higher level.
“I think the national team will get good service from him down the years.”