Chiefs ready for Soweto derby
Kaizer Chiefs returned to Johannesburg on Wednesday with coach Stuart Baxter giving his players a ringing endorsement for their work over the last three weeks.
Chiefs have spent the last 20 days in camp at the Potchefstroom High Performance Centre, which has won world renown for the scientific facilities used by many of the athletes readying themselves for the upcoming London Olympics.
Baxter said the camp had gone off well and that he had been pleased with the work put in by his new charges.
“The last few weeks have been good and I am pleased in the manner the players have responded to training. It is pleasing to see how hard the guys have been working. We had a game on Wednesday morning and the guys did very well.
“The game this weekend is further going to give us an idea to see of how far we have gone and which areas need attention.
“We are pleased to be facing great opposition in Moroka Swallows this coming weekend and I would like to thank the Gauteng Provincial government for the invite to participate in this tournament.” He said on the club website.
Chiefs have high hopes that they will have a turn in fortunes since signing former Bafana Bafana boss Baxter as their new coach to replace Vladimir Vermezovic.
Chiefs have not won the league title since 2005 and paid a record R6-million last month to SuperSport United for Morgan Gould and spent more to add other players like Siboniso Gaxa and Kgotso Moleko to their squad in recent weeks.