Local News 14.9.2016 04:31 pm

Baxter’s analysis of Chippa United

Supersport United coach Stuart Baxter (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

Supersport United coach Stuart Baxter (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter says Chippa United have improved under coach Dan Malesela this season.

Baxter spoke ahead of his side’s clash with the Chilli Boys at home in a league match, saying he was not unsettled by Chippa’s recent form, as they have not lost in the last three games, registering two wins and a draw in a cup tie.

“Chippa have had an undoubtedly good start, but I say good start … you can’t have a good start when you have only played two games. They have had a promising start,” Baxter told his club’s website.

“Compared to the Chippa United of last year that was overly reliant on possession and not having a real direction with their possession, I think the difference this year is that they have become a little more functional. They are playing combinations around the box with the possession, and they are not risking the ball as quite as much as they did last year.

“They have a bit more efficiency and them getting off to a promising start means that they will be full of confidence, while our results have not been what we want. Therefore we have to keep our belief, but at the same time our play has to be also more efficient.”

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results

Celtic 1-2 Arrows
United 0-0 FS Stars
Chiefs 2-0 Maritz United
Plat Stars 0-1 Baroka
Polokwane 3-2 Highlands
Maritzburg Utd 0-1 SuperSport
Highlands 0-1 Chiefs

fixtures

Pirates vs Plat Stars
Miritz United vs Polokwane
Chiefs vs Maritzburg Utd

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Arrows 4 9
2 Orlando Pirates 3 7
3 Bidvest Wits 3 7
4 Kaizer Chiefs 4 7
5 Cape Town City 4 7
6 SuperSport United 4 5
7 Polokwane City 4 5
8 Chippa United 2 4
9 Platinum Stars 3 4
10 Baroka FC 4 4
11 Maritzburg Utd 4 4
12 Highlands Park 3 3
13 Ajax Cape Town 4 2
14 Free State Stars 4 2
15 Sundowns 1 1
16 Bloem Celtic 3 1