Who was in the wrong? Njabulo Ngcobo or Lee Baxter

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Ngcobo was clearly upset after he was substituted against Golden Arrows on Wednesday, with his mistake having led to a key goal for the opposition.

Watch the video below as the Amakhosi defender ignores Arthur Zwane, before goalkeeper coach Lee Baxter stepped in to seemingly question his behaviour.

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Ngcobo reacted angrily to Baxter grabbing his shirt, but the incident appeared to divide opinion on social media, with some suggesting Ngcobo’s response was unacceptable. However, others felt it was a forgivable reaction to the disappointment of being substituted prematurely, while questioning why Baxter became involved.

You can watch the incident involving Ngcobo below:

While Stuart Baxter was sacked as Kaizer Chiefs coach – for a second time – last week, it initially appeared that his son Lee may not be going nowhere, with the club making no mention of him during an official statement.

Baxter’s son Lee is the Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeping coach, with his father having roped him in when he was in charge of Bafana Bafana as well.

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Chiefs had recently announced the addition of Aubrey Mathibe as a goalkeeper coach, and according to KickOff.com, there is an overwhelming likelihood that Lee Baxter’s contract will not be extended beyond June when it concludes.

“Lee’s contract with Kaizer Chiefs is set to expire in June this year. The club is already preparing for life without him after the arrival of Aubrey Mathibe as goalkeeper coach,” a KickOff source commented.

However, whoever takes over full-time at Naturena next season could perhaps have a say on the future of Lee Baxter.

Chiefs’ statement on Baxter read as follows:

After a series of meetings, Kaizer Chiefs and coach Stuart Baxter have come to a mutual agreement of an early termination of his contract with immediate effect.

In his second spell with Kaizer Chiefs, Baxter has led the team in 23 matches (excluding 3 league matches in December 2021). He managed to win 9 matches, draw 6 and lost 8 of the games. The team managed to score 25 goals and concede 23 during that time.

Assistant coaches Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard will take charge of the senior team for the remainder of the season, starting with the next match against Stellenbosch FC on Saturday, 23 April 2022.

We wish him well in the future.

The Club will make further announcements in due course.

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