Kaizer Chiefs intensify race for CAF Champions League football after slender win over 10-man Richards Bay

Kaizer Chiefs may have one of the targets is to play in the CAF Champions League next season- a competition they lost in final against record holders Al Ahly last two seasons ago.

Ahly’s trio of Mohamed Sherif, Mohamed Magdy and Amr El Solia banged in the 3-0 victory over the PSL outfit at Stade Mohammed V in Morocco. A sweat taste of achievement for Kaizer Chiefs in 2021, they have since been hoping to get back into African Champions League where most of Africa’s powerful clubs show themselves.

Their campaign this season- that will impact CAF Champions League football next term- has not been smooth though but getting back to Africa is likely after win at Durban’s King Zwelithini Stadium on Saturday.

However, a lot of improvement will be needed from the Arthur Zwane-coached team if they are to achieve that goal as their performance against the Natal Rich Boyz was really nothing to write home about, like many of their displays this season.

Their finishing upfront continues to be a great concern.

Chiefs played with the advantage for 76 minutes, including the referee’s optional time, but couldn’t add to their early goal.

Not many would argue if Bay were to say the result could have been different if they were not reduced by one man when goalkeeper Salim Magoola was sent off on 19 minutes.

Defender Siyabonga Ngezana scored the only goal on eight minutes as the Soweto giants once again failed to use the numerical advantage for a more convincing victory in the coastal city.

The victory intensifies the race for second-place finish in the league between Amakhosi, Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United.


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