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
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
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.