By Ernest Makhaya
Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung has urged the club fans to remain calm and support the players during the difficult times.
Speaking exclusively to Goal, Motaung says the AmaKhosi faithful should reflect on their last season’s success and also that they should not panic, because the season has just started.
“Our fans must look at the records. We won two trophies about three months ago [last season], and the season has just started. Hence, they should not panic,” Motaung told Goal.
Motaung has also eased fears that the future of coach Stuart Baxter might be in discussions in the board room after three consecutive games without a win. He said Chiefs have long terms goals.
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“We are only focusing on long term goals as a club, and not on the past few weeks’ results. There is really no cause for concern,” he said.
He also admitted that the 2013/2014 season is not going to be an easy one especially because they are the defending league champions.
However, he believes they find themselves in the same situation as last season when they lost their opening game to Sundowns in the MTN 8, but went on to win two trophies [league title and the Nedbank Cup] at the end of it all.
“They should also remember that we had a slow start last season. We lost 4-1 to Sundowns and were knocked out of the MTN 8, but we picked ourselves up nicely and went on to win two trophies,” added Motaung.
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Motaung also took the opportunity to wish Bafana Bafana well in their final and crucial Group A match against Botswana at the Moses Mabhida on Saturday.