Baxter apologises to Chiefs fans after Royal humiliation: 'The last 10-odd minutes were quite embarrassing'

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Poor decisions and costly errors in moments of the game cost Kaizer Chiefs dearly in their 4-1 DStv Premiership humbling to Royal AM at FNB Stadium on Saturday evening, said Amakhosi coach Stuart Baxter.
Admitting such a heavy defeat came as a blow to the effort of building a combination with a new-look squad, Baxter said going 2-0 down left Chiefs chasing the game. He admitted Amakhosi ended the game in disarray, as Royal strolled in a fourth in the 95th minute via substitute Mfundo Thikazi's finish.

Baxter apologised to Chiefs' supporters for an "embarrassing" last 10 minutes.

"I think the first 30 minutes we picked up a bit where we left off — the structure and movement were quite good, and we were creating chances," Baxter said.

"But again we failed to take those chances. And again we gave up a rather unnecessary and sloppy goal.

"We get into a situation where we have to chase the game. But we've got plenty of time so we try to stay patient, but then [Phathutshedzo] Nange gets his injury [going off in the 42nd] and we lose a bit of balance.

"But we come in at half time and we're talking about sharpening certain aspects of our game, and not overhauling the game.

"Then when we conceded the second goal you've got to…
MARC STRYDOM
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