Absa Premiership

Amakhosi to get over hangover

2013-08-27 16:00
Stuart Baxter (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter is confident his side can get over the hangover of defeat by arch-rivals Orlando Pirates this past weekend when they face Moroka Swallows in a PSL clash on Tuesday night.

Amakhosi suffered a 1-0 defeat against Pirates in the first leg of their MTN 8 semi-final, but Baxter is backing his side to bounce back against the Dube Birds.

“It is a bitter pill to swallow losing to arch-rivals (Pirates). This is football though and we need to focus on the next challenge which is Moroka Swallows, one of our big rivals," the coach told the official PSL website.

“We had some tough encounters against them last season and I expect things to be the same on Tuesday night. They are a quality side and will obviously want to make things difficult for us."

Baxter said it will be easy to motivate his players for Tuesday's clash at FNB Stadium.

“Picking up the players for the Swallows match after the disappointing result against Pirates? That is the easy part," said Baxter. "It is a very easy part for us not only because of the magnitude of the occasion but also because the players will be smarting over the defeat and they will want to come back strong.

“The difficult part though is that we will be playing a team that also wants to perform and win the match."

Chiefs beat Black Aces 1-0 in their first PSL encounter this season, while Swallows beat University of Pretoria 1-0.

Kick-off is at 19:30 on Tuesday.

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