JOHANNESBURG — Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has challenged his under-fire unit to quickly regain their championship form.
The Absa Premiership and Nedbank Cup holders slipped to ninth place on the table following a 3-1 reverse to leaders SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday night.
Amakhosi, who drew 1-1 with Moroka Swallows last week after losing the first leg of their MTN8 semi-final to Orlando Pirates, did little business in the transfer window, with the loan return of striker Knowledge Musona their most publicised deal.
Baxter has now challenged his charges to bounce back after the international break.
“We have to look at ourselves, work harder and that you cannot buy unfortunately,” Baxter said.
“The questions about whether we have a competitive squad this season has to be answered by the players we have at our disposal.
“We did not go crazy in the market as we had to respect the team that won us the double last season.”
The Briton added: “We will have to go back to the drawing board and be ready for our next game.
“We have to bounce back no doubt about it.”
Chiefs next host Maritzburg United at FNB Stadium on September 14.
Both sides have four points from three games — five points behind pace-setting Matsatsantsa.