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Stuart Baxter can’t promise that Kaizer Chiefs will win the league next season. Instead, he gave the impression that Amakhosi supporters would have to wait a while longer before the club win the trophy they so crave for.
Amakhosi finished the 2011/2012 season without any silverware and it’s no secret that the club have their eye on winning their first title since the 2004/2005 season. But when asked if the club had given him a mandate ahead of the new season, the new coach and marketing manager Jessica Motaung talked about building something “sustainable” for the future.
“No one (at Chiefs) said I should win the league this year or next year, or any other trophies,” Baxter said at Amakhosi press conference yesterday. “We want to build something that they (the supporters) will be happy with. We want sustainable success,” the England-born former Bafana Bafana coach said. “But of course we want to win the league. We want to win it very badly.”
Amakhosi, who will leave for a camp in Potchefstroom today, unveiled their new signings yesterday and Bloemfontein Celtic defender Eric Mathoho was not one of them, although they had a jersey – with his name and number printed on it – at the conference. Big spenders Sundowns are still said to be interested in the lanky defender, though.
Morgan Gould, Siboniso Gaxa, Kgotso Moleko, Sakhile Hlongwa and Siyabonga Nkosi were unveiled.
Goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo did not attend the conference, but is another of their new acquisitions.