Baxter calls on Chiefs to show character
Kaizer Chiefs have lost two games in a row, seeing their lead disappear at the top of the PSL.
JOHANNESBURG - Stuart Baxter has called on his Kaizer Chiefs side to take responsibly as the team attempts to launch a come from behind title win.
Chiefs lost 1-0 to Mpumlanga Black Aces last night to fall three points behind Mamelodi Sundowns in the race to the finishing line of the 2013/14 Premier Soccer League season.
With his side reeling from two defeats on the bounce, Baxter says now is the time that the team shows the true character required to win the title.
"At this moment, attaching blame to anybody is completely futile. If I blame the players, and the players blame me, it means that we're weak and that we're grasping at excuses. The truth is, we're all in this together, we all work very hard, and we all let ourselves down."
Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune has called on the Amakhosi supporters to put the defeats in perspective with regards to their position at the business end of the season.
"We only suffered two defeats, and it's not like we've lost five or six games in a row. What we need to do as a team is bounce back from these defeats and show character going forward. We're in this together. We lose together, win together and draw together, so we need to bounce back together as a team."
On the injury front, Baxter admits that his medical team is struggling to treat Knowledge Musona's ankle injury as they do not know what is wrong with it.
Musona injured his ankle during the second leg CAF Champions League clash against AS Vita last month.
Baxter says they are continuing to work hard in an attempt to find out how to treat the mysterious injury.
"They're still in the process of trying to really pin down exactly what the cause is, through MRIs and scans. Whether it's a nerve that's trapped, or he's bleeding, or ligament damage. They're just ticking off the boxes."