Amakhosi coach Stuart Baxter is looking for his first maximum series of league points since returning to the club
Kaizer Chiefs’ bid for a first Premier Soccer League title since 2015 continues when they host Baroka FC at FNB Stadium on Wednesday.
The Soweto giants started their campaign on a low note after being held away 0-0 by TS Galaxy last Sunday.
But to silence those who were already beginning to doubt their ability to win the league title, Stuart Baxter and his men would renew themselves against Baroka.
The Soweto giants have not won any major silverware since claiming the 2015 championship.
Interestingly, it was Baxter who delivered the league title to them, and now on his return to the club the expectations are that he will help end their dry period.
|Games||Kaizer Chiefs vs Baroka FC|
|Date||Wednesday, August 25|
|Time||17:00 SA Time|
TV channel, live score and how to watch
|Online streaming||TV channel|
|DStv.com/DStv Now app||SuperSport TV’s PSL Channel 202|
Teams and team news
Just after the TS Galaxy meeting, Baxter alluded to bring back captain Itumeleng Khune after the goalkeeper did not appear in the Mbombela Stadium for tactical reasons. according to the coach.
No Chiefs players have been suspended for Wednesday’s game, but Amakhosi strikers Leonardo Castro and Dumisdani Zuma remain long-term injuries.
But the good news for Baxter is that attacking midfielder Lebogang Manyama has started training with the rest of the team and could possibly be selected.
Like Amakhosi, Baroka coach Thoka Matsimela did not suspend any of his players for this match.
Matsimela would hope that his main striker Evidence Makgopa remains in the best shape, which he retained from last season to South Africa at the Olympic Games, before scoring in Baroka’s season opener against Marumo Gallants last Saturday.
Chiefs and Baroka got a score after sharing a loot 1-1 on both occasions they met in league games last season.
But they are now clashing because of different fortunes in their first league games.
Chiefs lost points in the 0-0 draw against TS Galaxy, while Baroka started the campaign on a clear note after a 2-0 win over Marumo Gallants.
The result recorded by Bakgaka sees them as a team that could possibly upset Amakhosi.
After all the nine new signings Chiefs have made in preparation for this season, they would like to avoid losing points again and questioning their transfer business.
The Soweto giants could not win their last two matches after being knocked out of the MTN8 by Sundowns on August 14, ahead of last weekend’s draw against TS Galaxy.