According to sources at Naturena, midfielder Cole Alexander is expected to leave Indian Premier League outfit Odisha FC to join the Glamour Boys and finally reunite with Baxter at the Soweto club next season.
Baxter and Cole worked together briefly in India, where Baxter was head coach of Odisha before he was sacked earlier this year for comments made in a TV interview.
Cole Alexander, who had signed a two-year contract in October, remained behind to finish off the campaign, though he’d recently returned home following the birth of his child – but the spike in Covid-19 cases, however, meant he had not yet made it back to India.
reported last week that the 32-year-old had been locked in talks with Odisha over an amicable solution that would ensure he remains in SA to be closer to his family, especially during the global pandemic.
That’s opened the door for Cole Alexander to reunite with Baxter, who has been a fan of his from his days at Polokwane City as far back as 2014.
Baxter also coached the midfielder at SuperSport United for a short period and also occasionally called him up while he was Bafana Bafana coach later.
Chiefs are expected to confirm his signing in the coming days, adding him to the seven players (see gallery above) they have already announced since their FIFA ban was lifted