Absa Premiership

Baxter welcomes FIFA break

2014-09-01 12:41
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Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs head coach Stuart Baxter said his players will get enough rest in the current FIFA break following their impressive start to the 2014/15 Absa Premiership campaign.

Amakhosi have recorded five consecutive league victories in as many games this season.

Their tremendous start also includes booking a place in this year’s MTN8 final in which they will play against perennial rivals, Orlando Pirates, on September 20.

The former Bafana Bafana mentor said a break from domestic football will help his first team players have a deserved rest as he has utilised almost the same starting line-up throughout the current campaign.

“Yes, I think it will be a good break for everyone,” said Baxter.

“Especially for our players. They deserve to have a good rest and it’s what they need.

“Because we have used almost the same starters since the league started and they have done a fantastic job so far.

“That is why tonight (Saturday) we have Siphiwe Tshabalala and Bernard Parker  (take) few runs.

“The international break will help us to put them into the right frame of mind after being out for a long time.

“It will be a good rest, and then will resume the business in the following week.”

Chiefs are currently at the summit of the log with 15 points, leading the second placed Ajax Cape Town by four points.

Three Chiefs players will be representing South Africa this week in the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Sudan and Nigeria.

The players are: Itumeleng Khune, Mandla Masango and Eric Mathoho.

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