Cameroon postpones Kaizer Chiefs clash

Menzi Magubane

Kaizer Chiefs will have to wait for CAF to announce the new date and time for their second leg Champions League preliminary round match against PWD Bamenda. The match between these was scheduled for tomorrow afternoon but the Cameroonians asked for postponement a day before the kickoff.

Amakhosi issued a statement on their twitter page stating that the match will no longer go ahead as scheduled. 

The statement read as follows: “Cameroonian side PWD Bamenda have requested through CAF a postponement of our CAF CL 2nd Leg Prelim match scheduled for tomorrow, Friday 4 December.”

This could be a blessing in disguise for Amakhosi who were concerned over the injury of their experienced defender. Ramahlwa Mphahlele came back with a hamstring injury he suffered in Cameroon last weekend. 

Mphahlele was replaced by Yagan Sassman when Chiefs beat Bamenda 1-0 and came back with a crucial away goal. Apart from Mphahlele’s injury, Chiefs were far from being prepared for this match. 

They arrived back in the country on Tuesday morning and the players were given a day’s rest. That was coach Gavin Hunt’s way of helping his players recuperate from the long and arduous journey which took them via Addis Ababa in Ethiopia to Douala in Cameroon and a two hour bus journey to Limbe and back the same way. 

Chiefs will shift their focus onto their upcoming DStv Premiership clash next Tuesday against Black Leopards at the FNB Stadium (7.30pm) in Johannesburg. 

Both teams are in desperate need of three points for their respective reasons. A free weekend could do some good for both of them.

They will approach the match with fresh legs and minds. Both teams will be looking for their second win in the league this season.

Amakhosi are in 13th place on the log standings with five points for five matches. Lidoda Duvha are in 15th place with only three points in five games.

Picture source: @KaizerChiefs