Absa Premiership

Baxter: We're struggling for goals

2015-03-16 11:46
Stuart Baxter (Supplied)
Stuart Baxter (Supplied)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter admits his team is struggling to convert chances in to goals, but refused to lay the blame at his strikers' feet.

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The Sowetan giants have struggled in 2015 having won only four of eight games in all competitions.

Chiefs have not managed to score more than one goal in a game since their 4-0 win over Edu Sports in the Nedbank Cup on 21 February and have only managed four in their last five games.

Thankfully, their supreme form last year has given them some breathing room and the club remains eight points ahead of Mamelodi Sundowns on the Premiership log.

"I'm very low when [people are] talking about striking problems," Baxter said following Chiefs' shock 1-0 home defeat to Raja Casablanca in the CAF Champions League.

"Kingston [Nkhatha] scored two goals for us this season. A striking problem is goal scoring and goal scoring comes from lot of places...

"It comes from set-plays and it comes from defenders. Masha [defender Tefu Mashamaite] has scored goals for us from set-plays.

"Yes, we haven't scored so many goals which we should have scored, and what concerns me more than a striking problem is during the periods of good play and dominance, we don't turn that into goals.

"At the moment, the translation of dominance into goals is not as it should be. I don't think, if we can translate our dominance into goals, we will have a striking problem anymore," he concluded.

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