Baxter: Chiefs aren't dead yet

2014-03-25 10:27
Stuart Baxter (File)
Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs coach, Stuart Baxter, has insisted that his side haven’t given up hope, despite losing 3-0 in the first leg of their latest CAF Champions League game.

According to the Soccer-Laduma website, the Amakhosi succumbed to a 3-0 defeat to AS Vita in Kinshasa, DRC, this weekend after they missed a number of chances to get back into the game.

However, Baxter says that the scoreline is not irreversible, though admitted that it was disappointing to miss so many chances.

Speaking to Chiefs’ official website, their head coach said, “"The game was level at the start and by the time they scored their first chance we had created about two chances already. Even after they scored their first goal it was still an even game.

“When they scored the third we had to prevent another goal which would have killed the game. Still we had two big chances that we couldn't convert. We will have to hit them with an early goal at home to get back into the game.

"We lost 3-0 here and as we have said earlier, with a two legged game, this is the first half. If anyone thinks the tie is over, they must think again. I have been involved in a game in Sweden where we reversed a 5-3 score line against Galatasaray by beating them 5-1 at home. Football is a funny game.”

The second leg of the tie will take place at FNB Stadium on Saturday night, starting at 19:00, as the Glamour Boys look to salvage their hopes of ‘living the African dream’.


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