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Chiefs look to bounce back at the expense of Wits

Written By Themba Khumalo on Friday, November 8, 2013 | Friday, November 08, 2013

Kaizer Chiefs will be looking to bounce back to winning ways when they welcome Bidvest Wits in what promises to be a thrilling ABSA Premiership encounter taking place at FNB Stadium on Saturday, 9 November 2013.

The Absa Premiership champions have won three, drawn three and lost two games in the league this season but are yet to lose a league game at FNB Stadium since March 2012.

The Glamour Boys go to the encounter against Bidvest Wits after suffering an away loss against Ajax Cape Town on Tuesday.

Head Coach, Stuart Baxter has lamented the inconsistency and lack of sharpness at the final half of their play but the Amakhosi mentor is happy with the quality of his players. Coach Baxter is optimistic that as soon as the league fixtures settle, his side will get their rhythm that saw them bag the Championship and Cup double last season. Against Ajax, Chiefs had not suffered loss in the six league and Cup games.

“Obviously we are disappointed that we did not take anything with us from the Ajax game. We just have to go back to Johannesburg to lick our wounds and sharpen our swords to be ready for the next battle (Kaizer Chiefs v Bidvest Wits, Saturday 9 November 2013, FNB, 20:15),” Baxter said after the Ajax and Chiefs match.

Marketing Director, Jessica Motaung presented an assortment of activities happening from The Village; “A build up to the Saturday game has long begun with the preparations together with other stakeholders. Paramount to us is for the supporters to enjoy a Kaizer Chiefs experience in and outside the stadium. We have recently announced the KC Mobile as the big new addition to the Amakhosi Family.  The KC Retail Store at the Village will be open on Saturday from 09:00 t0 13:30 and we will also have Retail and Supporters Club at the Stadium’s Gate K & J from 17:00.

November is a big month for Chiefs. The Team is nominated in the category of Team of the Year, Captain Itumeleng Khune has been nominated as Sportsman of the Year and as Sports Star of the Year in the 2013 SA Sports Awards (to vote for the Sports Star of the year dial *120*8883# and follow the prompt). The Kaizer Chiefs legends will play against the Liverpool Legends in the Liverpool Legends Tour of SA. The Amakhosi’s First Team will play against Mochudi Centre Chiefs of Botswana in Gaborone. There’s also the Telkom Cup Semis coming up against Platinum Stars. Be part of this exciting times starting this Saturday. ”

The new Kaizer Chiefs Starter Pack is available at the KC Retail Store. There are monthly prizes and a ‘GRAND Prize - Lunch with Jessica and Selected Players. Chiefs and Liverpool legends game takes place on 16 November 2013, 14:00 at Moses Mabhida Stadium. The Kaizer Chiefs and Mochudi Centre Chiefs play at the National Stadium, Gaborone on 16 November 2013 at 19:00. Chiefs play Platinum Stars in TKO Semis on 23 November at 20:15 at the FNB Stadium.

Meanwhile Communications Manager, Vina Maphosa urged the fans to continue buying tickets for the upcoming game; “We are back again at our home, FNB Stadium, this weekend and we once again call on the Amakhosi faithful to come in numbers to the game. We collected four points last season against Bidvest Wits. A lot has changed in their camp with a new coach Gavin Hunt and a number of new players in their squad. In the last 10 league games Chiefs got the better of Wits on six occasions with Wits clinching one victory in their own backyard, while the other three games with 1-all draws. We are sitting at position 6 with 12 points and they are on position 2 with 15 points after 8 games in 2013 – 14 PSL League. We can’t let them extend the gap on Saturday.”

Tickets are selling for R40 at Shoprite/Checkers including Computicket nationwide.” added Maphosa.

Kickoff for the game on Saturday is billed for 20h15 kickoff. Gates open at 17:00.
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