THERE is little doubt that Kaizer Chiefs are banking on the reunion of their latest two big signings; Stuart Baxter and Siboniso Gaxa for renewed fortunes next season.
The worst-kept secret was revealed this week – with Gaxa being paraded in front of the media today at the club’s headquarters in Naturena. While the news leaked and were confirmed by the club yesterday, Gaxa was still to make an appearance to local press since joining the Glamour Boys.
“I’m happy and grateful to be playing for a big club like Kaizer Chiefs. As we all know that Chiefs are a big club, not in South Africa but on the African continent as a whole,” he told the media today.
“They have offered me an opportunity that I was very interested in and I want to be a part of all the goals and ambitions they have and hopefully win a lot of trophies.”
The former Mamelodi Sundowns player said it was the desire to be closer to family and have the opportunity to play again in a league like the Absa Premiership that influenced his decision to make a return home..
“There are a lot of things that influenced my decision, but one thing that I looked at was family. I have been away from home for two years and I felt that at my age I wanted to be closer to home.
“It’s not like things were bad where I was, I mean I was playing at Lierse SK and doing well. But at the end I decided joining this club would be a great opportunity for me to showcase my talent and play in a big league like the PSL with a club that is used to winning trophies,” the 28 year-old said.
Having worked with Baxter in the national team, ‘Pa’ also highlighted that it will be pleasant to team up with the former Bafana Bafana coach at Chiefs, but further explained that the Englishmen’s appointment did not play any role in his move to The Phefeni club.
“I heard that Stuart might be the coach. I did not think about Stuart, I had to think about myself. It is great that he is the coach and the positive side is that I have worked with him in the past.
“I know him and he is the one that gave me a chance in the national team, but my decision to join Chiefs was not influenced by him being here, it was my decision alone.” he said.-www.psl.co.za