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Chiefs make a decision on Baxter. image: SowetanLive

Kaizer Chiefs newest: ‘I’m not one to rotate the squad’ says Baxter

This is a huge statement from Kaizer Chiefs’ Stuart Baxter. The Amakhosi coach has explained why he is not a fan of rotation.

Kaizer Chiefs

Chiefs make a decision on Baxter. image: SowetanLive

Most Kaizer Chiefs fans are likely in favour of squad rotation to see as many players as possible, but Stuart Baxter unfortunately has a different take.


The chat about squad rotation came to the fore after the former Bafana Bafana coach has been seen consistently sticking to Keagan Dolly, Khama Billiat, and Bernard Parker.

While many stars have returned from injuries, fitness is not the only reason why we have not been seeing the likes of Samir Nurkovic, Leonardo Castro, Dumisani Zuma, and Lazarus Kambole starting games.

“I think our front-three on their day could be the best in the country,” Baxter told SuperSport TV

“I think they’re so lively and their movement when they’re on song is very difficult to deal with. When we play like today, I didn’t think we had enough movement around them.

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The Amakhosi coach added to reveal that the club’s midfielders are not exactly doing their job as far as creating play for the three forwards.

Baxter also added to say he will simply not rotate the squad for the sake of making changes.

“So the ball went to Khama for example, their centre-back could stay very tight because he saw no movement around them,” Baxter said.

“Personally, I’m not one of those who rotate the squad just because you have players. I think they should earn the right to get in and I think they should play better than the ones that are playing.

“I don’t think that are front-three are playing poorly, I don’t think we’re giving them enough support – in terms of quality service and in terms of what’s happening around them. 

“But at some point when you’re not scoring goals, even good players need a rest,” he concluded.

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