Absa Premiership

Champagne will be on ice - Baxter

2015-04-23 08:07
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Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter is delighted to have bagged the PSL title with three games to spare but aims to finish season on a high.

As it happened: Chiefs v Polokwane

Chiefs clinched the Premiership title in emphatic fashion as they cruised to a 4-1 victory over Polokwane City at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday night.

George Lebese, Bernard Parker and a brace from Matthew Rusike was enough to court off the fight from city as AmaKhosi claimed the trophy after a dominant season.

According to KickOff, Baxter says that the result, performance and position on the log table made it a good night for the Naturena club.

"I'm delighted for the players and delighted for everybody connected to the football club but the champagne will be on ice, well at least for the players - that doesn't apply to the staff,” said Baxter

"But we'll try and keep ourselves on an even keel and make sure we finish off the season in the best possible way."

Baxter reveals details of the post match talk he had with his team after their victory and the British coach says he informed his players of keeping things professional until the last game.

“I've just told them in the dressing room that we've got three big games to play and if anybody's not professional enough to be able to hold the celebrations until the end of the season then maybe they shouldn't be at a club like Kaizer Chiefs.

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