Baxter: We want to win league

2012-06-28 14:20

Johannesburg - New Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter said his team wanted to win the soccer league at all costs, but he could not guarantee the title.

"We want very, very badly, very passionately to win the league," he said at a Chiefs press conference in Johannesburg on Thursday.

"That is something everyone associated with Kaizer Chiefs will tell you with all of their heart. I don't think there's anyone here [at Chiefs] that says we don't want to win the league."

The former Bafana Bafana coach said all he could assure supporters was that his squad would do everything to achieve their goals of bringing home silverware at the end of the season.

"No one can promise we will win the league. What we can promise is that the boys and the technical staff and supporters will give their back teeth to win the league.

"So, we will do everything that we can. It doesn't mean we can promise it, but we can promise every drop of blood in our body and every drop of sweat we can muster that will go towards trying to win the league.

"And I'm not telling anybody they have to wait. There's no time like the present."

Chiefs also announced new signings Morgan Gould, Siboniso Gaxa, Kgotso Moleko, Brilliant Khuzwayo, Sakhile Hlongwa, and Siyabonga Nkosi. While Gould and Gaxa are good additions in defence, the Soweto giants are still short on strikers.

Baxter did not say whether Chiefs would need more forwards in the squad.

"Any club all over the world make their signings and then they work with the squad and some people surprise you and they come through very quickly.

"Some people disappoint you. That's football. Parallel to that, you've always got a list of people available."

He said it would be an ongoing process to find the right players for the right positions.

"We'll see how things go. Some of these guys will surprise me, and be much better than I thought they were, and some are just not going to do it and that may affect the balance of the team."


  • - 2012-06-28 14:29

    The previous coach said that, and did not deliver, so r u sure about that Coach? Open mouth with action is what we need as chiefs fans

  • Phila - 2012-06-28 14:36

    And i want to play for what a joke

  • abee.ryan - 2012-06-28 14:54

    Oh please.. Lol

  • diehoekseun.seun - 2012-06-28 14:55

    We got the midfielders and defenders, all we need now is Isaacs and Rogers from Santos and then the package is completed.

      jmasha3 - 2012-06-29 09:05

      Spot on.Chiefs need both of them not one both, then maybe they will win the league.Their work rate,combination and finishing is world class I will do anything to have those players in my team.

  • johnny.sidestepper - 2012-06-28 14:58

    So does everyone else in the league.

  • Zimbobwe - 2012-06-28 15:34

    Mr Baxter I hope you are not like the english people we see on television who speaks everytime they open their mouth. We gonna win the Euro's, Rooney is the white Pele, we are not scared of anybody, we will beat italy and all the stupid utterances from the media, players that comes out of england. Keep quite and do your talking on the field of play.

      victor.freeman.39 - 2012-06-28 15:45

      I don't think he said that he will win the league. He would like to win the league, but can't promise he will. Those were his words.

      TheReverendSchizophilioSchadenfreud - 2012-06-28 15:51

      I agree on England. It is embarrassing being an England supporter, they never fail to under impress. And Rooney is at the heart of it, he hasn't performed since he was 18. Dump Rooney and all the other perenial wannabes and start from scratch and maybe England will be in with a chance after a few tournaments.

  • mlondolozi.matshini - 2012-06-28 15:39

    our hopes are high, coach!

  • lerato.motshana - 2012-06-28 15:42

    The beautiful thing about any kind of sports in that there are no guarantees, who would have thought Vanessa Williams was going to be kicked out of the tennis competition at the first leg, everyone thought because ronaldo plays for portugal then it was concluded spain wont go to the finals. Baxter is saying he is not promising to win the leaque but to fight for it, like any other sports code, we will wait and see but not with baited breath but we will just wait and see.

  • david.diego.14 - 2012-06-28 16:02

    Baxter i will judge u after 6 games dont talk too much,Amakhosi for life!!

      tumelo.mabua - 2012-06-28 16:10

      The guy is simply saying the league is priority and will do all he can to try and win it! That's all!

  • James - 2012-06-28 16:03

    Baxter did well as Bafana manager when there was little cooperation in releasing club players for international duty. Now he is manager of Chiefs with a high level of support and resources to back him his results will be good. Kaiser Chiefs will clean up next season.

      paulmandlankosi - 2012-07-01 17:28

      Did well by winning what?

  • dennis.vermaak.5 - 2012-06-28 16:19

    Has Stuart Baxter ever won ANYTHING ??

      paulmandlankosi - 2012-07-01 17:28


  • nare.ledwaba - 2012-06-28 16:38

    same old same old....we want we want

  • antsho - 2012-06-28 19:19

    good one chip, but it all depends on whether pirates is ready to loosen their stranglehold on the trophy...

  • moratehi.nzunga - 2012-06-28 20:30

    it is too early for Baxter to start dreaming about winning the leaque there's no need for him to try to put himself under pressure or convince the supporters that he can bring back luck to Chiefs.It need a lot of miracles for Chiefs to win the leaque.

  • cma.mene - 2012-06-29 02:21

    Mr Baxter i dnt thnk i'ts a gud tym yet to anounc dat , so i insist u 1stly play 4 or 5 games then speak out loud

  • bobo.simon2 - 2012-06-29 08:20

    dis man has never won anythin,why should we bother about his comment

  • mbuso.zondo.9 - 2012-06-29 08:36


  • thabile.balani - 2012-06-29 09:54

    atleast we have made good acquisitions this time around n the coach states clearly that the league is his priority,am hoping the matoho saga is gona b done soon bcs we need him

  • Cyrus - 2012-06-29 10:05

    Chiefs are a cup team. they cant win the league

      paulmandlankosi - 2012-07-01 17:29

      When last did they win a cup?

  • modisej1 - 2012-07-02 12:01

    Ever one need to give how ever came a chance to prove who it is and what he/she got, we most not concentrate on what success but what the road of success came from.

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