AFCON will help Chiefs

2015-02-10 07:32
Eric Mathoho (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana defender Erick Mathoho believes that the experience gained by Kaizer Chiefs players at the 2015 African Cup of Nations will benefit his club side.

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Amakhosi begin what they hope will be a successful run to the Premiership title when they face Bloemfontein Celtic in the Free State on Wednesday night.

Mathoho was just one of several Chiefs players, including Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Bernard Parker, Mandla Masango and Brilliant Khuzwayo who were part of the South African squad which crashed out at the first round of the tournament in Equatorial Guinea.

But Mathoho feels the whole experience can be seen as a learning curve for AmaKhosi's players.

"We learned a lot of things at the AFCON,” he told the club's website.

“Playing against overseas-based and experienced players was an eye-opener which will come in handy in the domestic league and Cup matches.”

Chiefs lock horns with Bloemfontein Celtic in their first PSL encounter on Wednesday, February 11.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

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