Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
2 minute read
3 Dec 2020
11:49 am

Chiefs’ Champions League opponent asks for postponement of Friday’s return leg

Sibongiseni Gumbi

The reason for the request is unknown at the moment but Chiefs say they will provide further updates.

Lebogang Manyama of Kaizer Chiefs FC congratulates Leonardo Castro of Kaizer Chiefs FC on his goal during the DStv Premiership 2020/21 game between Golden Arrows and Kaizer Chiefs at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium. (Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix)

Kaizer Chiefs say PWD Bamenda of Cameroon have asked for the second leg of their Caf Champions League preliminary  qualifying match, scheduled for this weekend, to be postponed.

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Amakhosi were set to host the Cameroonian side at FNB Stadium on Friday afternoon, but on Thursday morning Amakhosi announced that Bamenda had written to Caf to ask for a postponement. They didn’t release the details or reasons for the postponement as yet.

“Cameroonian side PWD Bamenda have requested through CAF a postponement of our Caf Champions League second leg preliminary match scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, December 4. (This is a) Developing story. Further updates will follow,” the Naturena-based side wrote on their official Twitter account. The reasons for the postponement have not been made available but it could be traveling challenges on the side of Bamenda.


Amakhosi have a one-goal advantage going into the second leg having beaten Bamenda 1-0 in Cameroon last weekend. Defender Erick Mathoho scored the important goal for Gavin Hunt’s side.

Hunt had admitted that while they have the lead, the job was not done yet as Bamenda had shown signs of having a fight in them and he expected them to come all out in their away leg.

“The most important thing is we scored the away goal. We can’t relax though, it’s like it’s only half time. We still have a whole game to play,” said Hunt.

“They have a good fight in their team. They are a strong and physical team. But hopefully we will have enough to try and make it a little easier and safer when we play in Johannesburg”.

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