Bukenya set for Chiefs debut


The Ugandan defender joined Amakhosi earlier this month and is yet to see game-time, but Baxter says he can expect a run-out against Bloemfontein Celtic, especially with a whole host his players on international duty.

“We will field the players that do not get regular starting line-up,” Baxter tells the club’s website. “A new player like Ivan Bukenya might get a chance to make his debut in Chiefs colours.

“We will field a strong line-up mainly comprising of the players that need some game-time [Kgotso Moleko, Mandla Masango, Matthew Rusike, Erick Mathoho and Lucky Baloyi]. We will field some of the players from the Academy. Development is high on our agenda at the moment.

“We will give the youngsters a chance to have a feel of the first team action. This game will give us an opportunity to lift their match fitness levels to be closer to the regulars.”

Baxter says they will go all out to defend the club’s honour at the Macufe Cup.

“We have Kaizer Chiefs’ name to protect every time we go to a match. Chiefs are founded on the principle of winning mentality. For that matter we will go all out to win the Cup.”