Absa Premiership

Chiefs mystified by Edu Sport

2015-02-20 12:23
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Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter says that his side head into their Nedbank Cup clash against Edu Sports FC "blindfolded" as they know nothing about their opponents.

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Amakhosi will host the Tshwane-based outfit, who are competing in the Gauteng SAB Regional League and are appearing in the round of 32 for the first time in their history, at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

And, Baxter has reiterated that he does not know what to expect against the fourt-tier side this weekend.

"It is really difficult meeting teams from the lower leagues that you know absolutely nothing about," Baxter told Football411.

"It's like we are going there blindfolded.

"We don't know what to expect really, they probably know more about us and most likely they will be changing their game more than we will change ours.

"We know this goes on in every league in the world where the lower-league teams will want to hold their own against the bigger teams and seek to be respected."

Baxter also revealed that he will look to rotate his squad, considering they are fighting on three fronts this year - namely the Premiership, Nedbank Cup and CAF Champions League.

The Glamour Boys also face some daunting fixtures in the coming weeks, with the return leg of their continental clash against Township Rollers scheduled for next weekend, while they also face Ajax Cape Town and then Orlando Pirates in the league in the first week of March.

And, speaking of his preparations for that run, the Englishman added: "We will be making changes because we are supervising injuries, suspensions and recuperation.

"Techniques have to be taken into account also. We are not looking at planning for just one game but the plan is for the next three games or so also.

"We got some tough games coming up so we need to be careful."

Kick-off is at 15:00.

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