Motaung wants Chiefs to conquer Africa

2013-05-20 13:54

Kaizer Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung wants the club to take their league form to next year’s CAF Champions League. Motaung has revealed that Chiefs will take part in the tournament after several years’ absence and want to represent the country very well.

Chiefs qualified for the Champions League by virtue of winning the Absa Premiership title. Amakhosi were suspended by CAF after failing to honour an away game for security reasons but Motaung said now that the suspension was over, they would participate next year.

“There were lots of challenges before as it is too costly travelling on the continent. We are not like other clubs which are helped by their countries. Playing in Africa is about representing your country and it is something we cannot shy away from. We are committed to that,” said Motaung.

He said now that the PSL is giving teams participating in continental competitions R1million, it was better than before.

Motaung also paid tribute to coach Stuart Baxter, saying winning the title justified their decision to hire him as coach.

“Obviously, at the end of last season we had to take stock and see where we were and where we wanted to go. The last coach we had was young and we had hoped he would weather the storm but unfortunately the demands of the team were not enabling. I must give credit to Stuart and his technical team for turning things around although some people doubted him.”

Baxter said he was looking forward to taking Chiefs to the continent and was hopeful that his experience with Bafana would help the team.

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