Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has spoken about the little time they have to prepare for the new campaign, while mentioning the challenge new signings pose.
Amakhosi were beaten 3-0 by Egyptian giants Al Ahly in the CAF Champions League final on last Saturday, ending their hopes of becoming African champions for the first time in their history. They will soon need to start preparing for the new campaign, after the difficult one they had with former head coach Gavin Hunt in 2020/21.
Baxter took charge of his first game for the Soweto giants against Ahly and lot is expected from him after he brought two league titles and as many knockout competition trophies during his first spell with Amakhosi between 2012 and 2015.
"We’ve got to a proper debrief of the game. The players have got to do a proper debrief individually of their experience of the whole journey. We’ve got a look at where are we deficient and what is the reason the reason the team could not win (in the final) and what’s the reason the team only scraped into the top eight," the former Bafana Bafana coach told the Amakhosi media department.
"So, where are we lacking? The problem we’ve got, because we’ve had such a good run in CAF, we don’t have a lot of time to prepare (for the new season), even if we do get new players in. It’s a little bit of a conundrum for us now…how many do you bring in, how quickly can you do it and how much time do you have to turn that into a fighting unit?"
Amakhosi are still yet to make further annoucements on the list of players below...