Stuart Baxter reveals relief after Keagan Dolly penalty earns Kaizer Chiefs share of the spoils


Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has revealed what he was thinking when Keagan Dolly stepped up to net the late equaliser from the spot in Saturday's draw against AmaZulu.

Chiefs extended their current winless run to four matches in the DStv Premiership over the weekend after playing out a 1-1 draw against last season's runners-up, AmaZulu.

Things could have been worse for Baxter's side, however, as they looked destined for defeat until being awarded a controversial penalty in the box for a handball by Usuthu's Tapelo Xoki.

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The 68-year-old would not be drawn on the merit of the spot-kick, stressing instead that it was a reward for his side's attacking intent, but did reveal his relief that Dolly was able to tuck the ball home.

"We settled down and started playing better football and, of course, the more the clock ticked, the more we were throwing attacking players onto the field," Baxter said.

"By the finish, we had a massive attacking unit and we created a couple of great situations, one of them resulted in the penalty, which, even though it was late, was very welcome.

"I was just hoping that Keagan was going to blast it into the back of the net the way he did and that we wouldn't go away with another 1-0 [defeat]. That would have been a bit tough to take."

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