Chiefs strikers will score goals - Baxter

BY NATALI IVERSON - SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

Kaizer Chiefs coach, Stuart Baxter, has said that his team’s strikers will soon find their form and start scoring goals again.

Midfielder Mandla Masango scored his fourth goal of the ABSA Premiership season on Saturday night when the Chiefs took on Maritzburg United at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, beating them 1-0.

Masango has scored the 11th goal of the season for the Chiefs, with 10 of those coming from the midfield.

"People have asked me, 'your strikers are not getting on the scoresheet a lot'," Baxter said afterwards.

"But they aren't getting into good situations. When they do get on the scoresheet, we'll have a lot of goals.

"I'm quite happy as long as we keep winning the games and we make the goals come from wherever."

Kingston Nkhatha is currently the only striker to have scored for the Glamour boys this season.

After beating arch-rivals Orlando Pirates 1-0 during the MTN8 Finals on the 15th of September at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Baxter said that he is happy with his team’s performance.

"A tough game as we said before the game. A tough game because, one, it came after a big one (MTN8 final), two, a difficult opponent and, three, I knew that Steve would be trying everything he could to make it an awful evening for us.

"Considering all of that, I thought we did okay. We were a little bit up and down in our performance. We turned over the ball more than we usually do,” said Baxter

He also added, "In our transition play, we weren't clinical enough. We could have had a couple more goals and made it an easier evening.

"While it's 1-0, you know they are very much still alive and in the game.

"It's a good performance in so much as we saw the game out properly.”

Chiefs have been unbeaten in this year’s Premiership games, with 11 out of 11 wins.

They will next face the Maritzburg United at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg for the start of the Telkom Knockout this coming weekend.

 

Photo caption: Kaizer Chiefs coach, Stuart Baxter is happy with his team's perfromance. Photo courtesy of www.90mins.co.za