Kaizer Chiefs, the reigning Absa Premiership champions, will host Liga Desportiva Muçulmana de Maputo from Mozambique in the CAF Champions League at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday night. Kick-off is at 19h00.
“It is the same as every home game in the tournaments that have two legs. You are looking for a solid result from your home leg and not to concede a goal and score as many goals as you can to take with you in defending in the second leg. The people are always good for the Club in Durban and Moses Mabhida Stadium is very nice and I think the players are quite comfortable to play there. We are looking ok on the players’ front; George Lebese picked up a knock that we are monitoring. This game is part of a bigger picture. The schedule is hectic and everybody available for selection is good. We also had a few training sessions this week which has been good for our preparations. We know little about the opponents Liga Desportiva Muçulmana de Maputo that has no effect to do our preparations against them,” said Stuart Baxter.
“The mood is very high in the camp. We played a draw away from home which was not desired in terms of giving the other teams some confidence when they come up against us. It is very important to win at home. We just want to win all our games so that Kaizer Chiefs can progress further into ‘Living The African Dream’. Durban has been a good host for us; we always do well at Moses Mabhida. We share good memories in Durban. We are expecting a good turnout on Saturday. We hope the supporters will do as usual and come in their numbers to be part of the African Dream,” said Chiefs Skipper Itumeleng Khune.
“This is part of 'Living the African Dream', it is a huge weekend in Durban and we are very excited to be taking our game to KwaZulu Natal once again. What a wonderful province KwaZulu Natal is to be part of. We are very excited to get an opportunity to engage with the Durban fan base as well as the travelling supporters. Moses Mabhida Stadium has proven to be another of our ‘home away from home’ venues. We have good memories at the stadium having won trophies before at the same venue and most recently we lifted the 2013 Nedbank Cup there. Our Supporters Club and KC Retail Store will be operating in the stadium precinct where the supporters will be able to purchase their authentic merchandise and apply and renew their Club Memberships. The Amakhosi will also be handing out the free KC Mobile Starter Packs, we will RICA you which will enable the users to have exclusive access to Club content and stand a chance to win prizes in the monthly draw. On 28th of February the Amakhosi will be at Mega City Umlazi and as always we will be accompanied by our main sponsor Vodacom during all the activities,” commented Jessica Motaung.