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Being top of the table and winning R1,5-million should not mean anything says Chiefs coach

Winning an extra R1,5-million for being top of the standings after the first quarter of the new Premier Soccer League season means little to unbeaten Kaizer Chiefs, according to coach Stuart Baxter.

All, he says, that can be read into the achievement is that it means the team is on the right track.

“Winning the quarter means that the club is happy,” Baxter said this week. “It means that the financial director is very pleased and that the supporters can say that we’ve won the first quarter.

“For me, it doesn’t mean anything. For me and the team it shouldn’t mean anything.

“It just means that we are on the right track and we have to keep on reproducing that sort of form, otherwise we know what happens,” Baxter told reporters.

But the coach is warning his side not to go off the boil. He was not happy with their performance in their last match against Bloemfontein Celtic.

 “Although I don’t think we re-created our best football, we did enough to get away with three points,” he said.

“It wasn’t to be, but every time I’m not happy with our performance and we come away with a point, that won’t be too bad.

“This is a cruel game and you have to keep on playing.”