Kaizer Chiefs begin their CAF Champions League journey for the 2020/21 season against Cameroonian champions PWD Bamenda in Limbe, Cameroon this afternoon.
Coach Gavin Hunt travelled with a squad of 20 players from the registered 30 for this year’s competition.
Kaizer Chiefs were last in action on Tuesday against Swallows FC, while their opponents Bamenda have had friendly matches as the league is still on hold in Cameroon. Their last competitive match was in March.
Coach Hunt made five changes to the team when compared with Tuesday’s starting eleven. Notably, we will see Mulomowandau Mathoho play again after missing the team’s last two matches due to suspension.
Captain Itumeleng Khune who has played at this afternoon’s match venue, Limbe Omnisports Stadium for Bafana Bafana, will be in goal for Amakhosi.
Siyabonga Ngezana, Mathoho, Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Daniel Cardoso will be in defence. Mathoho replace Philani Zulu in Amakhosi’s back four.
A completely different midfield of Njabulo Blom, Anthony Akumu Agay, Siphelele Ntshangase and Bernard Parker will start the game. Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Kgotso Moleko, Willard Katsande and Lebogang Manyama who started the last game in midfield are on the bench.
The attacking duo of Khama Billiat and Leonardo Castro remains unchanged.
The officiating team for the game is from West Africa and is led by Mihindou Mbina Gauthier in the middle of the park. He will be assisted by Urbain Ndong and Felix Aba’a Eyaga. The trio hails from Gabon. The fourth official is Germain Didier Simplice Ngulamba from neighbouring Central African Republic..
The first leg of the CAF Champions League Preliminary round between PWD Bamenda and Kaizer Chiefs will kick off at 15:00 (4pm SA time) at Limbe Omnisports Stadium in Limbe, Cameroon. Just like many leagues in the world at the moment, no spectators will be allowed in the stadium. Kaizer Chiefs will provide a live feed on of the match via the club’s YouTube channel and the link will be available on our social media platforms. There will be updates of the match on Twitter @KaizerChiefs.
Chiefs XI: Khune © (16); Mphahlele (2), Mathoho (3); Cardoso (4), Ngezana (30); Agay (5), Blom (12), Ntshangase (10), Parker (25); Billiat (11), Castro (8)
Subs: Akpeyi (1), Sasman (20), Moleko (18), Matsheke (24) Katsande (14), Baccus (6), Ngcobo (15), Kambole (7), Manyama (21),
Coach: Gavin Hunt
Bamenda XI: Kerrido (16); Louiz (19), Boung (18), Laiver (3), Ngwang (24); Mbouri (5), Azhe (23), Ngondi (8); Tchaona (11), Enyegue (27), Nchang (10)
Subs: Damlaben (13); Mohamed (9), Samin (2), Moluh (15), Mael (22), Abossolo (25), Fegue (4)
Coach: David Pagou