Kaizer Chiefs are 90 minutes from winning the CAF Champions League. It is a thought that not even the club’s staunch supporters did not entertain as Amakhosi rode a remarkable wave to reach the most important game in Africa’s club competitions. It will be up to the players selected on the day to bring home the gold, and they are ready for war.
“They will see a Kaizer Chiefs they haven’t seen before. It will be war,” declared Eric Matoho, who has been instrumental at both ends of the pitch for the team. The lanky defender led his teammates in some of the bravest defending seen in the tournament for a long while and popped in with a goal for good measure.
“We didn’t come this far by mistake or fluke. We are here because we deserve to be here and whoever wants it more on matchday is bound to get whatever they want,” is the call from defensive midfielder Willard Katsande, who was a brick wall in the 2nd leg of the semi-finals against the much-fancied Wydad Casablanca.
While the defense will have to be as resolute as they have been throughout the knockout stages of the CAF Champions League, a goal will be needed at some point in the final if the trophy is to be carried back to South Africa. Mercurial Zimbabwean attacking midfielder, Khama Billiat believes divine power will determine the outcome on Saturday.
“It is looking good, and you wouldn’t see this coming but being where we are right now, being in the final again, I give credit to God. Everything happens for a reason,” Billiat noted.
Al Ahly have been blazing a red hot trail in the lead-up to Saturday’s showdown in Morocco. Pitso Mosimane’s side are chasing down arch-rivals Zamalek in the Egyptian Premier League and are currently on a busy 11 match unbeaten run. The brave warriors of Kaizer Chiefs will dig in one more time for war and this time, it will be for the ultimate prize.