This is why I used Ngcobo in defensive midfield role: Chiefs coach
Despite sitting 12th in the DStv Premiership table, Stuart Baxter believes it’s too early to draw conclusions
Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has explained the reasons behind his decision to play Njabulo Ngcobo in a defensive midfield role.
The Briton also explained why he left Daniel Cardoso on the bench against AmaZulu at the weekend and elected to partner Eric Mathoho with Austin Dube in the heart of the defence.
“I have to say that Dube has been very good in training and we wanted to go back to a 4-3-3,” said Baxter. “So we wanted to use Njabulo in a defensive midfield role. It was new for him and he did OK. He took too many touches at times and was playing more like a playmaker than a destructive midfield player. But at times he showed that he’s got the qualities for that role and he released Cole (Alexander) and (Phathutshedzo) Nange to get higher, into the box...