Baxter: We're ready for Bucs

2013-08-13 12:55
Stuart Baxter (File)
Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter says he is very much aware of what to expect as far as playing a high profile game such as against their Soweto arch-rivals, Orlando Pirates, is concerned.

The Amakhosi mentor confirmed as much to the Soccer Laduma website after the two PSL giants were drawn against each other in the two-leg MTN8 semi-finals.

"We know what to expect in such games,” explained Baxter.

“It is a high profile semi-final that both teams take seriously.

“We have to go out there and make sure that the supporters enjoy the game more than ourselves.

“It is a good draw and it is always fair in such cases. We are ready for the game.”

The Phefeni glamour boys advanced to the last four after thrashing the University of Pretoria 3-0 at the FNB Stadium last Saturday, courtesy of wonderful strikes from Tefu Mashamaite, Mulomowandau Mathoho and Simphiwe Tshabalala.

Meanwhile, the Happy People had to settle for the spot-kicks in order to get past SuperSport United on Sunday at the Mbombela Stadium after a 2-all draw after extra-time.

Lennox Bacela was on target on both occasions for the Buccaneers with Thabo Matlaba scoring an own goal and Mogogi Gabonamong grabbing a goal for United.   

The first leg is scheduled for August 21 at the FNB Stadium.    

Read more on:    kaizer chiefs  |  orlando pirates  |  mtn8  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.