Absa Premiership

Khumalo ready to lead Chiefs

2013-05-13 14:41
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Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Doctor Khumalo is ready to take charge of the team's dugout for the next two games while coach Stuart Baxter watches from the stands.

Baxter was banned for two games after receiving a red card in his side's 2-1 Nedbank Cup victory over First Division outfit United FC on May 5. He allegedly made abusive comments towards an assistant referee.

With Orlando Pirates and Platinum Stars dropping points at the weekend, Chiefs need just a single point from their two remaining fixtures to be crowned league champions for the first time since 2005.

They host SuperSport United on Wednesday night, which will see Khumalo take charge next to the field - something the Chiefs legend is not worried about.

He told the Football411 website there will be no need to take cellphone instructions from Baxter against Matsatsantsa.

"No, no, that's an old-fashioned type of a thing to do. I work with Stuart, I don't work for him - there is a difference there.

"If I work for Stuart, then I will have a cellphone because I wouldn't know what to do. So, I won't have a cellphone with me. I know what I have to do, because I have been working with him and I know how he wants the team to play.

"There is no pressure. I mean I have been on the bench for quite some time in difficult situations than this.

"I know what is expected of me and I know how Stuart wants the team to play. I don't think the team would play any differently to the way we have been playing under Stuart."

After the SuperSport game, Chiefs close their PSL season game against Tuks at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.

They will also face SuperSport in the Nedbank Cup final on May 25.

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