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