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Little Christmas cheer for Kaizer Chiefs after CAF Champions League draw

Kaizer Chiefs will have little to celebrate over the Christmas long weekend after they were held to a goalless draw in their first round, 1st leg CAF Champions League clash at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday.

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Amakhosi’s clash against Angolan side Primeiro de Agosto was their final fixture for 2020.

COACH GAVIN HUNT MADE 3 CHANGES

Coach Gavin Hunt made three changes from the side that drew with Bloemfontein Celtic last weekend, as Philani Zulu was recalled alongside Willard Katsansa and there was a rare start for Lazarous Kambole.

Alas, the changes didn’t improve Chiefs’ fortunes of late as the match finished 0-0.

The second leg is set for Wednesday, 6 January in Angola at a venue yet to be confirmed.

TOUGH SEASON FOR KAIZER CHIEFS

Whoever wins on aggregate will qualify as one of 16 teams for the group stages, while the loser will have a second bite at the cherry, dropping down to the CAF Confederation Cup group stage playoffs.

It’s been a tough 2020/21 season for Gavin Hunt’s men.

The Soweto giants find themselves in a lowly 13th place in the DStv Premiership standings after eight matches, already a yawning 11 points adrift of log-leaders, Mamelodi Sundowns.

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Kaizer Chiefs starting XI:

Akpeyi, Mphahlele, Mathoho, Ngezana, Zulu, Blom, Katsande, Kambole, Ngcobo, Manyama, Billiat

Substitutes: Khune, Cardoso, Castro, Moleko, Matsheke, Parker, Zuma

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