Amakhosi safely arrived in Francistown on Thursday night. Kaizer Chiefs are scheduled to play Botswana’s premier league champions Township Rollers on Saturday.
As per culture and founding principles, Amakhosi didn’t hesitate to go on a series of CSI visits on Friday. “We are a big club with a big following,” commented Willard Katsande. “We must make a difference wherever we go.”
The Chiefs midfielder was speaking at the backdrop of a visit to satellite school, the Tshimologo Stimulation Centre for the disabled and to Boitshoko Clinic. Amakhosi completed the three visits in 120 minutes to mark the 120 years of existence of Francistown, fondly known as the Capital of the North.
“These young people rely on us for inspiration,” continued Katsande. “I think this is a great initiative from the club to encourage and give hope to the kids and people having disabilities.”
The stopovers drew attention from the public and numerous dignitaries, who formed part of the Amakhosi team.
The Glamour Boys had an opportunity to complete their Friday morning program with a pre-match training session held at the match venue.
About the game, Katsande commented, “we are picking up the tempo slowly but surely and with this competitive friendly we should be ready for the start of the season.”
Chiefs walloped Rollers 2-0 in the semis of the Maize Cup last week. “They are a good side and they are a good test for our pre-season preparation,” Katsanda reacted. “We are looking forward to another great encounter against them tomorrow. As you can see, we are upbeat and the team spirit hits the rooftop.”
The highly anticipated friendly match is scheduled to take place at the magnificent Francistown Stadium on Saturday. Kick-off is at 15:00. The match won’t be televised, but please check Kaizer Chiefs’ social media platforms as this will give supporters an update on key moments of the match as well as the final score.