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Baxter: We Need Mental Strength

Baxter: We Need Mental Strength

By Soccer-Laduma - Feb 28, 2013 08:58 AM

After almost eight years without having won the league title, Kaizer Chiefs are putting in a strong bid to clinch the title this season. 

The Soweto giants last won the Absa Premiership in 2005, under the guidance of Ted Dumitru. They currently lead the table standings with 42 points after 19 rounds of league action, two points ahead of arch rivals and defending PSL champions, Orlando Pirates.

 

Chiefs have established themselves as serious title contenders under coach Stuart Baxter and the former Bafana Bafana mentor has called on his team to be mentally strong ahead of the Saturday’s Absa Premiership fixture against Wits at the FNB Stadium.

 

He told the Siya crew that the competition in the PSL is tough and that it will be a challenging run-in to the end of the season.

 

“We need mental strength. We need the right attitude. There are about three or four teams who can still claim the title, but since we have raised our hands we have to continue working hard and be mentally strong to avoid falling under pressure. 

 

“There is always going to be pressure in such a fight and going into the game against Wits on Saturday we have to show that we can withhold the pressure and come back with three points. 

 

Chiefs knocked Wits out of the Nedbank Cup last weekend, however the coach is expecting a different encounter all together. He went on, “They will be coming with a different mentality from the first game, which was last week’s cup encounter. 

 

“We have to maintain our focus and make sure we are ready for this battle. They are a good side and they have always given us a good game whenever we play them.”


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adsibiya2 Joined: 16 Jan 2013
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adsibiya2 Mar 01, 2013 10:29 AM
khosi4lyf le...bucs wits ll open fo us,nkatha ll score ngempela,shabba nxt 3games 9points dn ilig eyethu...sori orlando wits,w cnt loose to wits,sangweni out,nw mubi boi myeni lol ha ha roger dlisa s goin...shappa parker shapa
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Molane Joined: 10 Oct 2012
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Molane Mar 01, 2013 09:59 AM
Mental strength is vital coach, one game at a time makhosi..journey continues...k4l
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Molane Joined: 10 Oct 2012
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Molane Mar 01, 2013 09:50 AM
Ppl dont understand really,,chiefs took 7 yrs without only league title while rats took 7 yrs without wait 4 it any cup,no league,plastic cup,niks,nada....khosi cant break bad rats record..khosination
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Tem-king Joined: 01 Mar 2013
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Tem-king Mar 01, 2013 06:35 AM
Bt d student knwz d@ dey wil b hammered by khosi dis wknd shapa khosi shapaaaaaaa.....
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Tem-king Mar 01, 2013 06:33 AM
I'm wit u coach on d@ coz evrybdy knwz wen u abt 2finish u colapse coz u nt strong minded enaf
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Masizwana Joined: 10 Dec 2012
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Masizwana Mar 01, 2013 04:05 AM
We gonna beat diz cows (rats-wits) again,we ar nw turning the corner 4 d title.SHAPA KHOSI SHAPAAAAAA....!
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meldinho Feb 28, 2013 10:47 PM
since we raised our hand we need to work harder
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Kalane007 Joined: 23 Feb 2013
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Kalane007 Feb 28, 2013 10:26 PM
i meant to say 2 years not 12years
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Kalane007 Feb 28, 2013 10:26 PM
8 years without league... 12 years without a cup... Eish Chiefs pls work hard...this is the year for u to make us proud boys...#khosi till Teko wins a single medal even a plastic 1...lol
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silosalas Feb 28, 2013 08:23 PM
Let's hammer them again. Prepare very well because I suspect that Wits gonna sit back and try to catch you on counter attack this time.
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Bhonga28 Feb 28, 2013 07:45 PM
Juju28 ma fellow Rats frnd dnt pay attention to these new blogger who seek attention @ ur expense bcoz thy knw without mentioning ur name thy donont exit on dis site, thy wnt be recognise by anyone *Yes Rats were abuse by Maluti fet 4-1 and Dube birds by 3-2 I refused to hide that*
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touch_of_class Feb 28, 2013 06:46 PM
Sure coach!only chiefs can beat chiefs now
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MOJAwalekhosi Feb 28, 2013 06:41 PM
rise mentality rise
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Tumza25 Feb 28, 2013 05:57 PM
Zebras need mental strength bcoz they R mentally dsorganized.
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MOJAwalekhosi Feb 28, 2013 05:40 PM
Pirats fans r in denial, kaizer chiefs wil take the league we hav a strong team all round, all playas at naturena are peaking n we have the be best coach, hu has plan ABCD. Gonne are those this days wen rats were dominating becos of VV.

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