Kaizer Chiefs hungry for more

2013-07-18 18:20

Kaizer Chiefs want to win more titles this season.

Amakhosi won a double – the Absa Premiership championship and the Nedbank Cup.

But Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter today said they needed to move on from last season’s achievement and have set themselves new challenges – to win more titles.

Chiefs just completed their preseason camp in Mpumalanga and Baxter said he was happy with their progress.

“We had a closed camp, although it was staggered, because players who were on national duty came in late. But we achieved what we wanted to. This is the future. We are trying to move on,” said Baxter.

Chiefs unveiled former striker Knowledge Musona, who is on a season loan from German Bundesliga side 1899 Hoffenheim, as an addition to the team.

Baxter said the Zimbabwean looked sharp in training although it might take some time before he got into good shape.

Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung said they were not looking at bolstering their team as yet. Motaung denied they were after certain players, saying some agents use the club to sell their players.

“We still need reinforcement at the back and promote some youngsters, but we won’t rush them. We are not desperate to get new players, but some agents are selling their players through us,” said Motaung.

He said they were not interested in SuperSport United striker Kermit Erasmus.

“We can officially confirm that we are not interested in Kermit because we’ve got enough players in that department. There’s no point to get a player and not use him.”

Motaung also revealed that they had received three offers for midfielder Abia Nale but said the ball was in the player’s court to decide where he wanted to go.

Chiefs will take part in Sunday’s Gauteng Challenge and will meet the winner between the University of Pretoria team and Bloemfontein Celtic in the final at Loftus.

Baxter said they would use the game to get the players into shape as part of their preparations for the new season.

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