South-Africa

Chiefs ready for Africa

2014-02-07 13:32
Kaizer Chiefs (File)
Cape Town - Absa Premiership log leaders Kaizer Chiefs will switch their focus to the CAF Champions League when they host Namibian side Black Africa FC this weekend.

VIDEO: Exclusive interview with the Clever Boys

The defending PSL champions and the Namibian League winners will battle in the competition’s preliminary round first leg at the FNB Stadium on Saturday night.

The Phefeni Glamour Boys’ PSL triumph last season was their golden ticket to the much-anticipated club continental showpiece.

As the Namibian side’s aspirations would be to upset Chiefs, the South African representatives will be hoping to emulate their perennial rivals Orlando Pirates’ success in the 10-month long tournament.

The Buccaneers overcame all the odds to go all the way to the final before losing to the competition’s all-time record holders, Al Ahly, 3-1 on aggregate.

The Egyptian giants have have won the tournament eight times.

Heading into the eventt, Chiefs will be boosted by the arrival of Katlego Mphela and George Maluleka.

Killer” joined the Naturena-based team from Mamelodi Sundowns on deadline day of the Premier Soccer League transfer window period, while Maluleka signed for the club in late December from SuperSport United.

The duo were recruited to boost the squad ahead of the continental showpiece.

The second leg of this encounter will be played in Windhoek on February 15.

Kick-off for Saturday’s game is scheduled for 20:00.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
13 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.