Attack the best form of defence for Amakhosi’s Baccus


Kaizer Chiefs head to Guinea for their Caf Champions League last Group C match well aware that a win or a draw with goals will see them qualify for the quarterfinals.

But Kearyn Baccus believes maintaining a commitment to attacking football rather than a defensive approach will be crucial if they are to progress.

The attacking midfielder believes Chiefs should not apply defensive tactics in their vital Champions League clash with Horoya at the Stade General Lansana Conte in Conakry on Saturday evening (21:00).

‘The Glamour Boys’ will look to avoid defeat on foreign soil against a side they played out to a goalless stalemate at FNB Stadium in the reversed fixture. The two sides are level on eight points, two behind group leaders Wydad Casablanca, who have already booked their berth in the last eight.

“I’d rather attack and lose than defend and draw. So, for me, I think if we play our all-out attack and go for it, we have nothing to lose,’’ said Baccus.

Chiefs have been below par by their standards this season in the league and domestic cup competitions but have shown promising signs in the Champions League.

“The boys are in good spirits. You know, like, we’re ready to go. We want to do well in the Champions League since we’re not doing so well in the league at the moment. But yeah, we’re all ready and excited,” added Baccus.

In their most recent encounter, Gavin Hunt’s men drew 2-2 with Stellenbosch on Tuesday in the league but will take from the fact that they recorded a 1-0 victory over Moroccan giants Wydad last Saturday – a confidence booster heading into the match in Guinea.

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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