KAIZER Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has called for better communication between the defenders and goalkeeper.
Talking in the aftermath of his side’s 1-0 win over Township Rollers in Gaborone on Saturday, Baxter explained that the correspondence between the back line and the gloves man has to improve as they aim to eradicate balls from the opposition flashing across the goal unattended.
Brilliant Khuzwayo started between the sticks for the Soweto giants with injury relegating Itumeleng Khune to the stands.
And although his shot stopping was never really tested, Khuzwayo and his teammates had to deal with a lot of crosses as Rollers went route one.
There were some nervy moments, but the combination of Khuzwayo, Tefu Mashamaite, Erick Mathoho and Morgan Gould, who was introduced in the second-half, kept the hosts at bay as Chiefs progressed in the CAF Champions League.
“I think, for me in a perfect world I would have liked to have seen a lot more clear communication between Brilliant and the back lads because they were throwing balls in and at times balls were flashing across,” said Baxter.
“I have three big centre backs and a big goalkeeper and I would like to see them cooperate better.
“I don’t think he [Khuzwayo] had a shot to save, but still on this pitch with balls coming in from all angles it’s a difficult one for him, so the clean sheet I am sure he will be pleased with.”