Tefu retains African hope

2015-03-24 14:44
Tefu Mashamaite (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs defender Tefu Mashamaite is hoping to do South Africa proud when they resume CAF Champions League duty against Raja Casablanca after the international break.

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Amakhosi have it all to do in the second leg of their first-round encounter, having gone down 1-0 at the FNB Stadium earlier in March.

And while the odds may be stacked against the Glamour Boys ahead of their trip to North Africa in April, Mashamaite is hoping to draw inspiration from bitter rivals Orlando Pirates, who progressed to the tournament's final in 2013.

"Pirates set the bar and it is now up to every South African team involved in the CAF Champions League to try and raise it. It is about the country," said Mashamaite.

"We lost 1-0 at home against Raja and I think you will probably agree with me that we really came out after they scored after five minutes.

“We were just unfortunate not to convert the chances that we created. 

"Going to Raja, it is 1-0 so the game will be open and once we score one goal then it puts them under a whole lot of pressure.

“So we will just go there and apply ourselves and see what happens. The aim is to go as high as we can in this championship."


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