Kaizer Chiefs can’t challenge Sundowns moneywise, says Stuart Baxter. The Amakhosi coach says no team in Mzansi can actually match Kabo Yellow.
SUNDOWNS HAVE FAR MORE FINANCIAL POWER THAN KAIZER CHIEFS
After largely dominating the first half of the DStv Premiership with just one loss from 19 games, the Pretoria club terrified the Soweto giants by going on to add even more top talent in January.
Sundowns signed Surprise Ralani from Cape Town City, Teboho Mokoena from SuperSport United, and Erwin Saavedra from Club Bolivar.
According to Kaizer Chiefs coach Baxter, Amakhosi can’t launch a direct fight against such spending power.
“We will compete with them (Sundowns) but when they have spent over R40 million in this window I don’t think if we go and open a direct fight…if it is a question of who is going to put the most cash out, I’m sure that Sundowns have an advantage over most teams and not just Kaizer Chiefs,” Baxter.said via Kick Off.
“What I said is that we won’t add players to the squad unless it is value for money. Unless we think we are paying the chairman’s hard-earned money and we are getting a player that will strengthen the squad.
“I said in many cases we can’t compete with Sundowns because they just throw more money than we do. Of course, we want to compete with them, but we are obviously aware of their huge financial advantage.”
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