Kaizer Chiefs arrived safely in South Africa yesterday but explained that it had been an unpleasant trip to Angola.
The Soweto giants progressed through to the group stages of the CAF Champions League competition, after securing a 1-0 aggregate win over Angolan side Clube Desportivo 1º de Agosto in the second preliminary round of the competition.
Chiefs arrived in Angola on Sunday to play the second leg of the tie which took place on Tuesday, December 05.
However, according to a statement on their official Twitter account, their trip to Angola was made unpleasant by the ministry of health in the country.
“We are back home Khosi nation after 3 tough days in Angola. The ministry of health in Angola made it an unpleasant trip but our troops were resilient, remained resolute and did not lose focus,” Chiefs went on to say.
“A huge word of gratitude goes to Primeiro de Agosto, especially their manager Untonesa Sampaio, who went over and above the call of duty to ensure that he helped as much as they could. Our Angolan opponents were professional and we are grateful for that. Obrigado Agosto!
“Thank you to South Africa’s ambassador to Angola, Mr OE Monareng and his staff for their special visit even though they were barred from engaging or meeting us by the ministry of health and the police in Angola.
“We appreciate the ambassador's support and hope they deliver the message to the government about the difficulties we encountered.
“Due to the pandemic and what is being referred to as the new variant from South Africa, & despite negative results and adhering to all the rules and precautions, we were not treated well by the medical authorities. Just a caution to any of u who will be travelling. (Please be) careful!”