Baxter: Derby is distracting

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter: Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates is distracting

Posted: 3 December 2012 Time: 11:58 am

Mulomowandau Mathoho and Reneilwe Letsholonyane will be back in action for Kaizer Chiefs against Ajax Cape Town on Tuesday.

Amakhosi take on the Urban Warriors at Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Stuart Baxter says he is having a tough time getting his players focused on the Ajax match, with the Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates looming large this weekend.

"The game against Ajax Cape Town is a doubly tough game for us. It is important that both our eyes are fixed on the first game and that is the focus for now. We cannot afford to think about the game over the weekend," the coach told kaizerchiefs.com.

"It can be a bit of a distraction when you have a game ahead of the Derby, which makes the game at hand even more important and tougher. I have to continue addressing this with the players as we continue to prepare for Ajax game."

Meanwhile, Baxter says the return of 'Tower' and 'Yeye' is a boost for Chiefs, and Mathoho says he will be relieved to be back on the pitch, after watching his team lose against Platinum Stars recently.

"It hurt to watch the team lose against Platinum Stars," Mathoho says. "That is now water under the bridge. We are all determined to bounce back against Ajax Cape Town. We want to start the festive season on a high note and it means we have to beat them."

Previous comments on this story...

Rio da General
posted: 12:03 pm
I please Coach ur XI 4 2mro Khune Gaxa Masilela Mashamaite Mathoho Baloyi Letsholonyane Tshabalala Parker Majoro Nkatha 442 formation
B&GFan
posted: 12:03 pm
Debbie please do not distract Chiefs...
B&GFan
posted: 12:04 pm
Mabhakaniya, niyezwa na?
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 12:04 pm
Our focus in on Ajax tomorrow...we want no less than 4 goals against Ajax...we have done it before in the same venue when helped the Gorillas clinch the title.

Good luck to my team.....
Nebo
posted: 12:06 pm
Tortoises fc never won a game defore de Derby since 2010/11 cson and i forsee dis drama continue 2mrw.
Khosiologyst ...''Echte Liebe''
posted: 12:07 pm
Master Baxter is giving Ajax false hope hehehehe i hope they wont fall for it. at the same time making the Gorilla think of the Derby too.....hehehe

Sinjalo ke thina, when you dont have brains, we will take you to Afghanistan & back.
Reclaiming The Glory
posted: 12:08 pm
Yeye is Back and Tower will continue where he left.

Ajax Cape Town first then Pirates later.

#Shapa khosi shapa# Reclaiming the Glory
Anonymous
posted: 12:08 pm
HE is scared to hell.....after the weknd we are going to hear some rumble noise from fish & chips supporters.they are goin to fire the poor guy.
Timitayol
posted: 12:09 pm
Tommorow is another 4-0 thrashing for Ajax and a 3-0 abuse to the gorrillas and we will be be smiling on top of the log with 33 points. hauuuweng banna.
Mgugudi: The Treble Addict
posted: 12:10 pm
This is the deference between the Champions, Pirates & wannabes, KC. Mbuyane bodly & confidently stated that the are other 14 teams, the focus is now on Chippa then KC.

Now we have a bunch of fools who are distracted by the derby, to them winning on Sat is everything while at Pirates winning a treble or more is everything.

So the CV cooker must not be blamed for loosing on Sat. since he is also being destructed from cooking onother concotion of meagre & bankrupt tactics for the upcoming game.
Mgugudi: The Treble Addict
posted: 12:11 pm
Again, the picture of an illiterate pointing at a Matric certificate.
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 12:12 pm
If I ever see tht Zvasiya guy in the gold and black/navy kit I will personally set some1/thing on fire.

#Anyway, coach we got your back as long as the above-mentioned man is on the transfer list in January#
Dr.Trebble Champ!!
posted: 12:13 pm
@kick-off, is it a exact words 4rm Mothoho bcz English is a nightmare 4 dz Molomowakgomo?

Since-1937
Colossus
posted: 12:15 pm
N he said this all in Venda.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 12:15 pm
Mgugudi: The Treble Addictposted: 12:10 pm | Report
This is the deference between the Champions, Pirates & wannabes, KC. Mbuyane bodly & confidently stated that the are other 14 teams, the focus is now on Chippa then KC.

Now we have a bunch of fools who are distracted by the derby, to them winning on Sat is everything while at Pirates winning a treble or more is everything.

So the CV cooker must not be blamed for loosing on Sat. since he is also being destructed from cooking onother concotion of meagre & bankrupt tactics for the upcoming game
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@Mgugudi

The above statement is disappointing coming from you....Like really now

Do you know anything about mind games in football?
Rhuu 4 da champs! OPFC
posted: 12:17 pm
Its gud to see al these cows back, cme satday i dnt wana here xcuses dat he he we ddnt hv yeye, nd so on...i wana demolish them wit their full house,al their playes available 4 selection,my felow bucs fan once said "thers no depth, only death". Up da bucs, up da only team!
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 12:17 pm
Dr.Trebble Champ!!posted: 12:13 pm | Report

@kick-off, is it a exact words 4rm Mothoho bcz English is a nightmare 4 dz Molomowakgomo?

Since-1937
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When we touch the issue of education at Pirates you guys start telling us the education is not important. and insult us the whole day......Ja ne....Pirates Fans......Biggest hypocrites....
Nebo
posted: 12:18 pm
B&GFan

Mabhakaniya, niyezwa na?
..................

Nomakanjani

we dn't care weda Baloyi take de bath or not we will come in numbers.
Mgugudi: The Treble Addict
posted: 12:18 pm
@ The Phefeni Boy,

What you are saying could be true Khosi but Baxter is not as good as VV when coming to mind games. The Chef is a straight talker, so he is pointing out what he has observed. This is ameaturish from the expirienced players that KC has & must be discouraged at all costs, most of the are BB players & internationals nogal.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 12:19 pm
Colossusposted: 12:15 pm | Report

N he said this all in Venda.
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What's wrong with that......But I am sure the questions where asked in English...
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