Kaizer Chiefs head coach Stuart Baxter has mentioned that his team are more than ready to compete on their next Absa Premiership game against Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday. Baxter has admitted that Celtic are a hard team to play against especially if they play at home,thus the AFCON break will also play a major role in the players performance as they have to adapt quickly from where they left off before the African Cup of nations break. Kaizer Chiefs are placed first on the league table and they are yet to loose a game after they pulled stunning performances and they have been very consistent in the first leg of the league.They will be hoping to continue with their form even though they are playing away against tough opponents who have a huge support of fans.
Celtics on the other hand are ranked 11 on the PSL table and they will also be looking to boost their confidence and commence the league with a home win.The return of coach Clinton Larsen is surely going to influence them and Celtics are hardly looking to loose this one.Chiefs won against Celtics earlier this season ,the team will hope that the solid squad will help them return with the 3 points in the bag from Bloemfontein. Kaizer Chiefs will hoping that the latest allegations of George Lebese being involved in a car accident recently will not play a part or influence the players negatively in this game.
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Baxter has cited that pressure in the Absa premier league is rife in every team in the PSL no matter where the team is on the log. Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter feels that it does not matter if you are top of the log or the bottom but the pressure is always there to fight for 3 points on each and every game. Amakhosi are at the top of the table with Mamelodi Sundowns being second on the table.Baxter has mentioned that concentration will be crucial for them as they take Celtics on Wednesday and stressed that the team does not want a repeat of what happened last season when they were leading comfortably with many points but lost concentration and Mamelodi Sundowns overtook them to win the league.
The coach has done well for Kaizer Chiefs since he arrived at the club,he has won a couple of tittles for the club and is eager to do the same this season and keep the team’s winning streak going.The team is also getting ready for the African Champions League competition that will start in more than a months time and thus the team needs to stay fit and injury free in order to compete among the best teams in Africa.
Yeye returns to the team
Reneilwe “Yeye” Letsholonyane has returned to the Kaizer Chiefs team after he participated in a disappointing competition for Bafana Bafana in Equatorial Guinea. Bafana drew one match and lost two therefore got kicked out of the tournament in the group stages. Yeye says he has gained some experience in the AFCON tournament even though he did not have much game time.He feels that the experience will help him influence the team in a positive way as it is crucial for Chiefs to maintain their unbeaten record in the Absa Premiership.
Yeye has been consistent for Amakhosi in a couple of seasons and he was part of the invincible squad that won the league two seasons ago.Bernard Parker, Mandla Masango ,Brilliant Khuzwayo and Eric Mathoho are also back in the Kaizer Chiefs setup to strengthen the squad.The players will be hoping to take the experience that they gained in the African Cup of Nations to the team and help the club do well in the league.
Kaizer Chiefs are also competing in the Caf Champions League competition in a couple of weeks time and they will need the contribution from the likes of Masango and Parker who have been exposed in the rest of Africa as they played in the Africa Cup of Nations tournament .The players will be looking to contribute and make a difference in the African Club competition. Chiefs has never won African Champions league competition and they hope to change this record and take over where Orlando Pirates left in 1995.