ALL TROPHIES ARE IMPORTANT-BAXTER
By: Siyanda Ndlovu
After an emphatic 4-0 CAF Champions League victory against Liga Mucumalama De Maputo at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, Kaizer Chiefs Coach Stuart Baxter made it clear that his side do not have any targeted trophy.
Chiefs are in line of scooping treble this season. They recently progressed to the last 16 of the Nedbank Cup after defeating Black Leopard 1-0. They are leading the premier league race with nine points above second placed Mamelodi Sundowns and third placed Wits University. While at the other hand has continued with a good momentum of their CAF run which has seen them one foot into the group stages of the tournament ahead of the second leg in Maputo.
However, high form of the Glamour Boys maybe in all three competitions, Baxter sees no competition much important than any of the other. ‘’We will take it one game at a time,’’ said Baxter.
“Of cause we are in contention for three titles but they are all as important, when we go to play in every competition just like any team our biggest objective is to win it.’’
Chiefs have gone over 12 games without a loss. Quizzed whether he thinks his team will remain invincible in upcoming games, Baxter blushed and emphasised the importance of being focused. “Any team can beat us. Am not saying this because of any other reason but I can tell you that regardless of the previous games any team can really defeat us.’’
The Soweto giants are skating on a thin ice as they are faced with the major blow. Captain and first choice keeper Itumeleng Khune was forced out by an ankle injury minutes before the beginning of the game. Although his ankle is swollen, Chiefs have to still await the results and take it from there.
“We just hope that the scan is not to severe tomorrow, it is ligament damage and it is badly swollen but I don’t know to what extent,” explained the English man.
Chiefs will visit Mucumalama next weekend for a CAF second leg while their duty of extending the log lead resumes on the 12 against Platinum Stars.