Sunday Feb 28, 2021. 13:00
Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has explained that the South African club will fight for three points when they face Moroccan heavyweights Wydad Casablanca in a rearranged CAF Champions League clash today.
The teams will meet in the Stadu de 4 Aout in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso after travel complications scuppered their scheduled clash in Casablanca earlier this month.
Chiefs desperately need a good news story from this match, having endured a wretched domestic campaign which sees them way off the pace in South Africa’s DStv Premiership and having suffered cup exits in both the MTN8 and Nedbank Cup.
They also started Group C in the Champions League with an underwhelming 0-0 draw at home to Guinea’s Horoya AC this past midweek.
Wydad will represent a stiff challenge: the Moroccans have reached at least the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the past five consecutive seasons, were runners-up in 2018-19 and winners in 2017.
Nonetheless, Khune is hopeful that the Amakhosi will be able to pick up a positive result in neutral West Africa.
“It’s a very tough match for us but we’re looking forward to bringing three points back home. We’ve been preparing very well for this match and we’re going to give it our all,” the goalkeeper told his club’s official website.
“Everyone is ready, all the guys are looking forward to the game and we’re going to work together as a team. It’s going to be difficult because it’s not our home game.
“But we’re going to fight hard for the three points and make sure that we make the Amakhosi family happy and proud.”