Kaizer Jr – Chiefs Want To Be The Best On Continent
As Kaizer Chiefs jetted out to Morocco, sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jr says Amakhosi want to win the CAF Champions League final, as they want to be considered the best team on the continent.
Chiefs are set to play Al Ahly in the final on Saturday evening in Casablanca and left for Morocco on Wednesday with a full set of players.
Motaung Jr says they know the importance of this game before adding they are looking to learn and grow with this opportunity.
“I think it’s a very historic momentous occasion, I think you’re gonna be hearing various key words, I mean, history, momentous, important, but it is true,” Kaizer Jr told the club’s media department.
“Football wise, this is a very, very important time because we’re looking to evolve our way of playing. And to do that you have to be the best in your country, the best in the continent.”
The Glamour Boys will meet record champions Al Ahly, who attempt to lift their 10th CAFCL title, in the much-expected final on Saturday, 21:00 SA time.
“And of course, looking to challenge your skills to the best that Europe and South Americas and other areas have to offer at the world club championship. So it goes a long way in developing the kind of football philosophy that you want to bring to the table to create sustainability, to bring success, long term success.
“And it starts of the back of winning massive tournaments like the Champions League. The Champions League in itself, we stand with giants who’ve gone before us and with all that has been achieved at this great institution, no Khosi warrior, no Khosi player has ever edged and put their foot in a Champions League Final.
“And I think that’s it’s a very unique opportunity for everyone right now. But at the same time, it comes with great responsibility. And bigger than that, the importance of football in this country and how it unifies people, will play another massive role, because we know that we’re not just representing ourselves as a Khosi nation, but we’re actually representing the entire nation of South Africa, and Africans at large.
“So it’s a great honour. And also, it’s going to give us a great opportunity to learn from our fellow competitors, who who have been engaged in such a high level for so many years, you know, so it’s it’s a great opportunity, responsibility, but we are very abreast of the challenge that faces ahead.”