Baxter to strengthen Kaizer Chiefs attack

After failing to retain their trophies, Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter is looking to strengthen the AmaKhosi attack

After a disappointing end to the 2013/2014 campaign for Kaizer Chiefs, coach Stuart Baxter remained positive ahead of the new season. The AmaKhosi did not pick up a single piece of silverware, despite featuring in six different competitions this past season.

"Yes, last season was disappointing but we can't keep on a disappointing mode forever, we have to move on,” head coach Stuart Baxter told the club's official website.

“We have some time to prepare for next season. The free time for resting is short but we will have enough time to prepare for the start of the new season. We are busy finalizing the pre-season plan," added Baxter.

The Englishman said that the Carling Black Label Cup which takes place on the 26th of July will form part of Chiefs pre-season plan, as it will be a very competitive match and will give him a chance to assess his squad.

Baxter believes that despite having the quality upfront in the form of Knowledge Musona, Kingston Nkhatha, Katlego Mphela and the league’s top goalscorer Bernard Parker, that he needs to strengthen his strikeforce.

"There will be player movements where we think some players will be better served by moving to other teams. There will also be an opportunity created to promote some of the players from development,” said Baxter.

“We need strengthening in the attacking force where we missed so many chances this season. We didn't contribute enough goals compared to the chances we created.

"Strengthening the team doesn't always mean buying big. Some of the players may leave on transfer as well and that will open opportunities to bring some quality in the team, but that will also be determined by the negotiations,” he added.

"The 2013/14 season was not bad at all. It was emotionally depressing, but when you look at it tactically we had a good season.

"The margins in the games that we lost were very close. There was a 10% margin between us and glory last season. We have to step up and move from good to great in the next season," said Baxter.