With a TV black out on CAF matches in Mzansi, the only way to watch Kaizer Chiefs’ return to the interclub tournament was via social media.
It was then left to coach Gavin Hunt to give a match report following his side’s narrow 1-0 win over PWD Bamenda of Cameroon in the first leg of their Champions League preliminary clash played in Limbe on Sunday afternoon.
Erick Mathoho netted the only goal of the game in the dying minutes, while goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune saved a penalty moments later.
“Well, under very trying circumstances I thought it was an unbelievable result. The travelling to get to this game is unbelievable, and everything around the game was really difficult,” Hunt told the media afterwards.
“So I think it was a fantastic effort. We could have made the game safer. We had a lot of good opportunities, but didn’t score and I thought ‘here we go again’. But then we got the goal and knew straight away that there’s going to be problems after that. Luckily we scored the goal nice and late. It should have never been a penalty, that’s the problem. I said to the players that once we score there’s going to be problems..”
Chiefs will host Bamenda on Friday in Johannesburg, but there is still no confirmation yet whether the match will be televised.
Amakhosi did manage to stream the away game on their YouTube channel, but, as expected, the quality was far from that of a broadcaster.
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