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Baxter: SA football is getting more efficient

The Kaizer Chiefs coach lauded Bafana's victory over Spain on Tuesday.

‪Kaizer Chiefs ‬coach Stuart Baxter. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter believes South African football is becoming more efficient.

Bafana Bafana recorded a surprise victory last night after beating world and European champions Spain in an international friendly 1-0, with Bernard Parker scoring the winning goal.

Speaking at a training session today ahead of his team's Telkom Knockout semifinal against Platinum Stars this weekend, Baxter says football has come a long way since he last coached the national side.

"When I came here during my time as the national coach, people used to talk about 'shoeshine football' and doing dances on the ball. I think we are growing more efficient and we are growing into a team that utilises what we have in modern football. We have pace, we have movement and we have hard work."

Platinum Stars, who have already won a Cup trophy this season, beating Orlando Pirates in the MTN8 final, now stand a chance of getting into another final.

"They are obviously a decent Cup team. Sometimes you get teams that are good in Cups and they aren't doing well in the league. But Platinum Stars at the moment have obviously proven that they are a decent Cup team."