Wednesday Jul 24, 2019. 13:00
Midfielder Kearyn Baccus says it is his ambition to help Kaizer Chiefs return to the top of South African football.
The 27-year-old signed a three-year contract with the Soweto giants earlier this month, a deal which brings him back to the country in which he was born.
Baccus has represented Le Mans and Australian sides Perth Glory, Blacktown City, Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne City in his career.
“Why back to South Africa? A lot of people have asked me that, and it just felt like the right thing for me to do,” explained Baccus.
“I was born here, so I’m not really scared of what can or is going to happen. Anything can happen in any country; I’ve just got to have an open mind about things and be wary.
“But Chiefs is a big club and I want to help them get back to where I think it should be. Hopefully I can do that this season.”
He added, “Last season there was a bit of interest [from Chiefs], but I couldn’t get a release from my club Melbourne City at the time.
“They asked me again a couple of months ago and I spoke to my agent and family, and it felt like the right thing to do. I definitely wanted a new challenge and I’m happy that I’m here.”