Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Baxter plays down Downs clash

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter. <i>Gallo Images</i>

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter. Gallo Images
Kaizer Chiefs' upcoming league clash with Mamelodi Sundowns is not a title decider, Amakhosi coach Stuart Baxter said. 

"I have not heard of a title decided in the middle of the season, but if people like to hype the game it’s okay. That’s what makes it interesting," Baxter said in a Sport24 report. 

"If Sundowns beat us, they will potentially be level with us and if we win then we go a couple of wins clear of them. 

"A title decider? It will not be, but what it can be is a game that gives momentum to us if we win." 

Chiefs resume their league campaign following the break for Christmas and the African Nations Championship. 

Baxter though was looking forward to getting back into action but was unsure as to how his team will react after the break. 

"It's difficult to know until you have played your games," he said. 

"You look at it in two different ways, you look at it as rest and also as a break in your rhythm but only time will tell. 

"It’s a similar situation for all teams in the league, we all have had stop-starts with Telkom Knockout, MTN8, national team and CHAN." 

Baxter was unfazed over the match against title rivals Sundowns, saying that his side was just looking to collect maximum points against all teams.

Copyright : sport.iafrica


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