Absa Premiership

We just have to focus - Baxter

2014-08-27 09:08
Stuart Baxter (Gallo)

Johannesburg - Stuart Baxter wants his Kaizer Chiefs side to remain focused when they face Platinum Stars for the third time this season.

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According to Chiefs’ website Baxter believes the PSL encounter will be far more difficult than when Amakhosi surpassed Dikwena convincingly in the semi-final of the MTN8.

“It is a strange game for both teams,” said Baxter.

“It’s a return trip for us; we have been there just a few days ago.”

“In this game you try to approach every game as a new challenge, but this one I think will be a difficult one for both teams.”

“We just have to focus. It is going to be a hard game for both. Both teams can play.”

Baxter revealed that The Glamour Boys will take nothing for granted and the coach breathed a sigh of relief as he welcomed back trio Bernard Parker, Matthew Rusike and Siphiwe Tshabalala from injury.

“We have Parker and Rusike back in full training,” Baxter said.

“Shabba clocked up some vital minutes in our last game after weeks of absence due to injury.”

“Karuru has his papers sorted now and he is available for selection. Nkosi has hurt his hip flexor muscle and will be out for 10-14 days.”

“Katlego 'Killer' Mphela has broken his 5th bone in the foot and will need an operation to have it fixed. Mngadi has a cut under the foot,” said the British coach.

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In 2013/14 league season, the Amakhosi got the better of Dikwena 2-1 in the first round of fixtures, but Dikwena turned the tables by winning their home tie by 2-0.

Kick-off on Wednesday, August 27 is at 19:30.

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