Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt lauded his team’s character after they produced an admirable effort to defeat Cameroonian champions PWD Bamenda 1-0 in the CAF Champions League preliminary round at Stade Omnisport de Limbe on Sunday afternoon.
It is a promising start by Amakhosi in their 2020/21 Champions League journey and Hunt has tipped his hat to captain Itumeleng Khune and co.
Eric Mathoho scored the only goal of the match in the 84th minute to earn his side a valuable win ahead Friday’s second leg.
Meanwhile, Amakhosi goalkeeper Khune was called into action a couple of times and saved a penalty towards the end.
“Well under very trying circumstances, I thought it was an unbelievable result,” said Hunt.
“The traveling to get to this game was unbelievable and everything around the game was very difficult.
“It was a fantastic effort. We could have made the game safer as we had a lot of good opportunities and we didn’t score and I thought here we go again but we got the goal nice and late.”
The Glamour Boys coach also had a few words to say about his match winner Mathoho.
“A great goal like how a striker should finish but you can see that he is rusty in his general play – slow,” added Hunt.
He [Mathoho] needs a little bit of game to get up to speed and the suspension hit us badly because he was out for a long time and he came back and played and got sent off but he’s got enough experience to help us.”
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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi
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