Cole Alexander leaves Odisha FC, links with Kaizers Chiefs

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Indian Super League outfit Odisha FC have mutually parted with Bafana attacking midfielder Cole Alexander. The announcement was made on Friday, July 2021.

The 32 years old midfielder joined the Juggernauts ahead of the last Indian Super League campaign. He clocked 1333 minutes across 15 matches scoring 3 goals while providing one crucial assist.

“I want to thank everyone at Odisha FC for the opportunity. Thanks to all my teammates, it was a privilege to be with the side and play with you guys. It was a joy being in India experiencing different cultures. This was a difficult decision to make but this is for my family so that I can be with them,” – Cole Alexander’s message after parting ways with Odisha FC.

Alexander joined the youth system of Ajax Cape Town and Hellenic FC in his early career. Later he made his senior debut with the Ajax Cape Town, playing 44 fixtures. He has also played for various clubs based in South Africa like Chippa United, Vasco Da Gama, Polokwane, and SuperSport Utd.

Having represented the National team of South Africa for three successive seasons. Alexander played 6 fixtures for the Bafana Bafana while netting one goal for the team.

Before his spell at Indian club Odisha FC, he played for Bidvest Wits scoring 4 times in his 57 appearances.

Stuart Baxter recruited Alexander after taking up the head coach position in Odisha FC. Alexander and Stuart Baxter worked together before the club sacked Baxter for making rape remarks in a post-match interview. As per reports, Cole Alexander is keen to reunite with his former head coach Stuart Baxter at Kaizers Chiefs.

According to Ernest Makhaya, the midfielder has already started training with the Chiefs. Now with Alexander training with the Chiefs squad, the midfielder’s move to the Chiefs is Imminent.

However, the Chiefs are yet to announce the signing of the midfielder. But Alexander training at the Chiefs ground gives surety about his move to the club.

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