By Thys Khiba
Johannesburg – The Kaizer Chiefs head coach Stuart Baxter cofirmed Baroka have always been a difficult opponent for Chiefs ahead of Amakhosi’s first DStv Premiership home match of the 2021-22 season against Bakgaga ba ga Mphahlele.
“Gone are the days that you get a team and you think this is going to be an easier game. Baroka will have their tails up, they will come into this game knowing they have done it before, and they will want to do it again,” said Baxter.
Baxter encourages his players to be an unpleasant opponent for Baroka and not wait for an opponent to be an unpleasant opponent for them. He continued to say that every game for them is a different proposition and a difficult proposition.
Looking at their training sessions, Baxter confirmed that his players have done well in training and ‘they’re pretty fired up’.
Reflecting back on their latest goalless draw against TS Galaxy, Baxter hopes that his players learn something from every event.
“Like a very wise man once said, we never lose. We either learn, or we win. Even though this was a draw, there was still plenty to learn. The players have come back with renewed vigour,” said Baxter.
According to Amakhosi’s head coach, Baxter, Naturena boys were disappointed that they didn’t get a better result against TS Galaxy and with the fact that they had so many opportunities to build good attacks that they let run away from them.
“The opponents were working hard to stop us from playing, but we felt we had enough opportunities to create more. We’ve been working on that, on our build up play and our play in and around the box. We’ve tweaked it a little bit and I think the boys are fired up and optimistic again,” said Baxter.
Kaizer Chiefs FC is expected to play their first DStv Premiership home match of the 2021-22 season on Wednesday 25 August 2021, at FNB Stadium at 17:00 facing Baroka FC.
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