Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter was discontented with his Chiefs side after their 1-1 draw against relegation-threatened Free State Stars on Wednesday
Kaizer Chiefs squandered a great opportunity to narrow the gap at the summit of the log two points in their match against 15th-placed Free State Stars.
AmaKhosi had to settle for a 1-1 draw at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday evening. Former Sundowns attacker Katlego Mphela gave Chiefs the lead in the 69th minute, before the Zimbabwean Thabo Moloi leveled matters with six minutes remaining.
“That’s really disappointing, we played against a team that’s playing very defensively,” Baxter said after the match.
“And I thought we were moving the ball better and moving better around their penalty area. We unlocked them and we got a goal in front and I expected us to run the game out.
“I didn’t expect us to give away a goal after that scramble for the last five or six minutes to try get and get a second goal,” he added.
Baxter conceded that the league title is now for Sundowns to lose.
“I just think that was a game we needed to win, we didn’t do it for whatever reasons,” said a dispirited Baxter.
“I’ll just say that I’m disappointed and I’m sure the lads are, but we really have to get ourselves up now at the scruffs of our necks for the weekend.
“If Sundowns don’t win it now, then it will be a total disaster for them. If they can give this away from where they are now, then they all probably be finished in football,” he added.
With just two matches left for the season, Sundowns face a stern test against SuperSport United and Maritzburg United respectively, while Chiefs are left to deal with AmaTuks and AmaZulu in the final stretch of the domestic league.