Absa Premiership

Baxter calls for calm

2015-04-14 12:58
Stuart Baxter (Supplied)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter refused to acknowledge the club has one hand on the Premiership trophy, insisting they are taking it one game at a time.

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According to Baxter, there are no easy games in South Africa's top flight, especially at this stage of the season because every team has something to play for whether it is the title, survival or a place in the top eight.

"The last games of the season bring different challenges," Baxter, whose side face University of Pretoria on Tuesday, told the club's official website.

"Every team is fighting for something at this stage of the season.

"Tuks are a challenge, because they are looking to get into the Top 8.

"We just have to relax and continue to take each game at a time. There are no easy games.

"Three points are our focus. This team has what it takes to win the title. Working hard is the order of the day to win games."

Baxter will be without Morgan Gould, who is injured for the rest of the season and Itumeleng Khune, who is suspended, but otherwise has a full squad to choose from for this week's clash against AmaTuks.

"Morgan Gould is our real worry because he's out for the rest of the season. Everybody else is available. We will be looking for freshness in the team to not lose momentum," the coach added.

"Every player must show wanting to be part of the team.

"Itumeleng Khune is suspended. However, Brilliant Khuzwayo and Reyaad Pieterse have been doing well as replacements. It's a call I will make together with the goalkeeping department."

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