Baxter focuses on the positives

Supersport United boss Stuart Baxter claims he was pleased with his side despite missing out on two points against Horoya in the CAF Confederation Cup.

Matsatsansa came from a goal down twice to earn a 2-2 draw against the Guinée Championnat National champions at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium – with Keagan Ritchie and Thuso Phala grabbing the goals for the home side.

However, Baxter remained content with the point in the Group D opener that also consists of African giants TP Mazembe and Gabonese side CF Mounana.

The newly appointed Bafana Bafana coach who is set to leave his post in Tshwane at the end of the Premiership season continued his trend of allowing fringe players a place in the starting XI, with Boalefa Pule, Michael Morton, Fagrie Lakay, Aubrey Modiba, Grant Kekana and the goalscorer Ritche all gaining some much needed game time.

“I think it was quite a good game of football,” he said. “First half was not 100 percent and that made it difficult to press properly and difficult to play through in the right way.

“But I thought in the second half when we changed the structure it was much better and our possession was more effective. We created more chances, we controlled the game better in the second half.

“The boys showed character because the schedule we have has been heavy. But the boys showed character to come back twice and show that they wanted to win,” the Englishman added.

“As a coach I wanted to win but I am pleased how the players approached the game. But a draw at home is not what we were looking for.”

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