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Football | Absa Premiership

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Chiefs appoint Baxter as keeper coach



Kaizer Chiefs have appointed Lee Baxter as their new goalkeeper coach and he is determined to help the Soweto giants win at least one piece of silverware this season.

Baxter, who is the son of former Chiefs head coach Stuart Baxter, steps into the role vacated by Brazilian Alex Revoredo, who passed away in August.

The 41-year-old was born in Sweden and previously worked as a goalkeeper coach at AIK Solna, Genclerbirligi in Turkey, SuperSport United, and AGF Aarhus in Denmark.

“I am looking forward to the challenge,” Baxter told the club's official website.

“Kaizer Chiefs’ facilities are on par with the top professional clubs in Europe. I have been at several European clubs, but they don’t all have training pitches of the quality that Chiefs have.”

When asked about what he wants to achieve at the Amakhosi, Baxter said: “I want to win silverware as that’s what Kaizer Chiefs is all about. The club should at least win one trophy every season and I would like to contribute to accomplishing that.”

Chiefs club manager Bobby Motaung added: “We welcome Lee into our Kaizer Chiefs family. Coaching goalkeepers is a very specialised field. Lee is young, ambitious and he will bring a lot of international experience.

"Roping Lee in is part of the bigger picture of developing goalkeepers for the future. We are looking forward to this partnership which will take our youth development structures to greater heights.”

Baxter has signed a contract with Chiefs that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2019/20 season.



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