Kaizer Chiefs earned a vital three points away from home in their CAF Champions League preliminary round first leg clash against PWD Bamenda in Limbe, Cameroon.
Kaizer Chiefs found the going tough for much of the game with chances difficult to come by while Itumeleng Khune was definitely the busier of the two goalkeepers on the day.
The Amakhosi did eventually find some joy in the 83rd minute after Eric Mathoho scored the opener. ‘Tower’ made no mistake in finishing a Moleko cross to hand the visitors the lead with just over five minutes to play.
The hosts were given a glorious chance to level matters after Daniel Cardoso gave a penalty kick away in the 87th minute however Itumeleng Khune produced a heroic save down low to keep Kaizer Chiefs ahead.
The Amakhosi managed to see things out while earning a crucial away victory. The return leg will take place next weekend at the FNB Stadium with the Amakhosi holding a 1-0 advantage.
PWD Bamenda 0 – 1 Kaizer Chiefs: Full match highlights
Second half highlights
First half highlights
Kaizer Chiefs XI: Khune, Mphahlele, Ngezana, Mathoho, Cardoso, Agay, Blom, Ntshangase, Parker, Billiat, Castro
Subs: Akpeyi, Moleko, Baccus, Kambole, Katsande, Ngcobo, Sasman, Manyama, Matsheke
We’re representing South Africa – Parker
Senior Kaizer Chiefs attacker Bernard Parker has assured the country that the Amakhosi will not be taking the task at hand lightly.
“It’s a good feeling to be back competing on the continent. We’re looking forward to a journey that we’ve long last had, and exciting times going forward.” Parker told the club’s official website.
“I think it’s important we start our journey strong so that we can build a strong foundation for a confident journey throughout the competition.
“We’re well aware that we’re representing Kaizer Chiefs as well as the rest of South Africa. The guys are excited, the good thing is that we’ve got a few internationals that travelled in the last FIFA break, so they’ve tasted football across the borders.”
PWD Bamenda vs Kaizer Chiefs: Kick-Off time and streaming information
Action at the Omnisports Stadium in Limbe between PWD Bamenda and Kaizer Chiefs gets underway at 16:00 (SAST). The match will not be televised in South Africa however this website will be providing a live stream above.