Chiefs chasing dominant performance

Kaizer Chiefs Coach Stuart Baxter is hoping his side will "set the tone" for the rest of season.

Kaizer Chiefs Coach Stuart Baxter is hoping his side will "set the tone" for the rest of season. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Kaizer Chiefs Coach Stuart Baxter on Wednesday said his team will prioritise performance over victory when his side meets arch rivals Orlando Pirates in the Carling Black Label Cup.

He says a win on Saturday will set the tone ahead of his side's league title campaign.

"Performance is the most important thing. It wouldn't be very beneficial for us if we win the game with an offside goal or otherwise hang on by the skin of our teeth and play miserably.

"That might be great for our supporters but for us, in terms of our preparations, leaves us shaking in our boots."

Baxter says a convincing win will boost his side's confidence and send out a strong message to other clubs.

"In the league, you're playing mind games. Every performance you give, it tells the other teams what you're about. So it's important that you give a good performance and that you get off to a solid start."

Baxter says he is impressed with recently returned striker Knowledge Musona.

He expects Musona to be a key player.

The 23-year old joined Chiefs on a one-year loan deal from German club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in July.

Musona scored in AmaKhosi's 4-1 rout of Bloemfontein Celtic in the final of the Gauteng Challenge.

"I think he played well. He showed intelligence and I think he showed that he learnt some important stuff while he was in Europe. I think that he's an interesting player because he can play in a number of positions."