Baxter happy with Kaizer Chiefs striker options


Head coach Stuart Baxter has confirmed Kaizer Chiefs will not be looking to reinforce their attack and insisted on being satisfied with the club's current options.

Chiefs have been hit with a number of injuries to their front-line with recently returned Lebogang Manyama and Khama Billiat deployed as makeshift strikers.

Colombian Leonardo Castro has also been on the sidelines for an extended period which has left the Soweto giants stretched in attack.

Baxter though has dismissed suggestions that Chiefs would be looking to add numbers to their squad after being inked with numerous free agents.

"I don't I've seen all the strikers that we have at the club while I don't think the ones who have played have played badly," Baxter said.

"We have created lots of chances and I think against Baroka we created more chances than any team I've ever had in the PSL.

"In the Sundowns game we had 10 strikes, they had two, we had six on target and a combination of maybe composure in finishing and great goalkeeping kept us out.

"Given that, I don't think it is fair on those players to be announcing my interest in bringing in more strikers. I think I have to give them a chance and look at them first when everyone is fit and then make a decision on if we need to strengthen.

"On the strikers, at the moment I am happy and am just hoping that we will start translating our chances to goals.

Baxter also detailed the reasons for an improvement in attacker Khama Billiat's early form.

"With Khama from the day I walked in he has been very professional. He has worked very hard, and I think he has a role that I think he finds stimulating. Khama works on confidence," Baxter added.

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