Absa Premiership

Mathoho: Chiefs can qualify

2015-03-31 10:35
Eric Mathoho (Supplied)
Eric Mathoho (Supplied)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs defender Erick Mathoho believes they can overcome the one-goal deficit against Raja Casablanca and qualify for the next round of the CAF Champions League.

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The Amakhosi have a tough task ahead of them as they were unable to score against Raja in Soweto and conceded an away goal.

The squad is in high spirits though as they prepare to travel to North Africa later this week to take on Raja on April 5.

Mathoho was voted man of the match in Bafana Bafana's recent 1-1 draw with Nigeria and is full of confidence that Chiefs will progress in the continental competition.

"Whether we play a league or Champions League game, we are always prepared," he told KickOff.

"Zwi do konda nga maanda [It will be difficult] playing Raja away especially because we didn't score at home and we conceded, but we can do it.

"If we attack them, we are capable of beating them."

Chiefs have been on a torrid run since the beginning of March, losing three of their last five games in all competitions, including a Nedbank Cup last-16 defeat against National First Division club Black Leopards.

The club's lead at the top of the Premiership table has been cut to eight points and they have played a game more than second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns.

Mathoho and his team-mates will be hoping a positive result against Raja will be the catalyst to lifting the club out of its slump.

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