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Baxter rues missed chances

The coach says Kaizer Chiefs failed to take full advantage of their opportunities.

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter. Picture: Facebook.com.

JOHANNESBURG - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter believes the 3-2 aggregate defeat to AS Vita has shown his side the importance of taking their chances.

Chiefs were knocked out of the CAF African Champions League competition on aggregate over two legs, despite securing a 2-0 win on Saturday night over the Congolese outfit.

Baxter believes his side's failure to take their chances was to blame for their defeat.

"If you look at the two games, we've created about ten chances, and yet we've only scored two goals. They've created maybe four chances, and they've scored three goals. From the South African perspective, I hope the players learn that composure and quality finishing is what wins games."

Baxter also admitted that he was not thrilled by the thought of playing in the CAF Confederations Cup, which is the second-tier continental tournament below the Champions League.

"I think we have to get the schedule and take a look at it. We need to look at the viability of the whole thing, because we've taken injuries tonight and we've got important games coming up. We have to squeeze in two more games, and if we feel that the whole thing is just not doable then priorities will be made."

The Amakhosi must now shift their focus to defending both the Premier Soccer League title and the Nedbank Cup title.

Speaking on their league chances, Baxter says as long as his side continues to win he is confident about reclaiming the league title.

"We're not relying on anybody else to lose games. We're in a position where if we win our games, we'll stay at the top of the league. We're looking at trying to win every game that we play."

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