Following the resumption of CAF Champions League and DStv Premiership over the weekend after the FIFA international break, I Love Kaizer Chiefs looks at a few talking points from Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns, and Kaizer Chiefs’ actions.
ORLANDO PIRATES LOSE TO JWANENG GALAXY
Orlando Pirates’ reliance on rotating their squad week in, and week out looks risky, as they failed to beat Botswana’s Jwaneng Galaxy in the CAF Champions League.
The Buccaneers lost the second preliminary first leg match by 1-0 to the Galaxy, who are coached by South African coach, Morena Ramoreboli at the Botswana National Stadium on Sunday.
ROTATION OF THE SQUAD DIDN’T WORK
Jose Riveiro’s insistence on spinning his team lately has made the Pirates fascinating but cost him this time around, sadly in a big competition.
Pirates players looked very short of character and their lack of combination was apparent during their defeat by Jwaneng Galaxy – Bucs supporters were not happy with how it ended.
However, the Soweto giants will have to revise their mistakes going to the second leg. They will welcome the Galaxy at the Orlando Stadium on Friday, 29 September.
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS DISMANTLE BURUNDIAN TEAM IN CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Masandawana started off their continental football as they beat the Burundian side, Bumamuru in the first leg match of the second preliminary round of this year’s CAF Champions League.
Sundowns have comfortably inflicted a 4-0 humiliation on Bumamuru in Burundi at the Azam Complex stadium on Friday – courtesy of goals from Rebeiro Costa, Peter Shululile, and Lesiba Nku.
Looking at this result and the standard of football Sundowns play, it’s 90% safe to say they have already qualified for the group stages even before playing the second leg.
The Brazilians proved just why many deem them to be one of the favorites in this competition. They will welcome the Green Whites to the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria on the 30th of September for the return leg.
KAIZER CHIEFS HELD TO A GOALLESS DRAW AT FNB STADIUM
Kaizer Chiefs were held to a goalless draw by their hoodoo team, Royal AM at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
After the weekend’s fixture, Amakhosi saw themselves sitting fifth in the DStv Premiership table. The Glamour Boys have only managed to accumulate eight points from six matches so far.
POSITIVE FOR MOLEFE NTSEKI DESPITE DRAW
Chiefs were unlucky as they created plenty of chances but failed to capitalize. Amakhosi gave as good as they could in a breathless goalless draw against John Maduka’s side on Saturday.
The display by the Glamour Boys suggested that they have worked hard during the FIFA international break to improve their game.