Mzwakhe Ngwenya
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11 Apr 2014
6:00 am

Baxter admits loss a big blow

Mzwakhe Ngwenya

Stuart Baxter describes Kaizer Chiefs' two successive Absa Premiership losses as a massive blow to their title aspirations.

On fire: Stuart Baxter. Picture: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images.

“That sees us under pressure,” Baxter said yesterday. “But pressure is part of the game.”

Chiefs lost 1-0 to Mpumalanga Black Aces on Wednesday night having also lost to Mamelodi Sundowns by the same scoreline last Saturday.

The unexpected defeat on Wednesday at FNB Stadium has seen Chiefs being overtaken by fellow title-chaser Mamelodi Sundowns – who are now on top of the Premiership standings with 55 points while Chiefs, with a game in hand, have 52.

Chiefs were in pole position to successfully defend the title they won last season throughout this campaign.Baxter said he expects his side to use tomorrow’s Nedbank Cup quarterfinal against SuperSport United as a stepping stone to returning to winning ways.

Amakhosi face United at FNB Stadium tomorrow afternoon against a backdrop of these poor results.

“I expect a big push from my players when we play SuperSport,” Baxter said. “Our confidence is battered now, but I hope we bounce back in this match.”

Baxter said he is wary of SuperSport’s threat and that his team need to win to help them regain their confidence.

The match starts at 3pm.