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Kaizer Chiefs’ Itumeleng Khune Ready For Battle Against Wydad Casablanca

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune says he is expecting a tough game against Wydad Casablanca on Sunday.

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune says he is expecting a tough game against Wydad Casablanca on Sunday.

The Amakhosi confront the Moroccan giants in an African Champions League Group C match tomorrow at the 4 August Stadium in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Chiefs have done their homework on the hosts and are ready for what is expected to be a testing match and Khune is not expecting anything easy.

“I am looking forward to the trip to Burkina Faso to face Wydad Casablanca, it’s a big and very tough match for us, we will be looking to bringing three points back home,” Khune told the club website.

The Bafana Bafana international has experience in Burkinabe soil having played on South Africa’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier in Ouagadougou, against Burkina Faso.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“I will draw on my past travels to help the guys acclimatize.  I have briefed them on what to expect in Ouagadougou, it is not going to be an easy outing.  We are anticipating gruelling conditions.[/perfectpullquote]

“We are aware of what is expected of us and are ready to fight for the club and represent the whole nation with pride and honour.

“We are looking forward to this challenge and we are ready for it both mentally and physically.  To the fans supporting us from home, we carry you in our hearts and are ready to do what it takes to bring back the three points.

“We have done substantial preparation for this match and are determine to give it our laser focus and effort.  The team is ready and excited for the match.

“We are working extremely well together as a team, ready to take on this difficult game.  The playing fields are level as it is neither of our home field’s – the neutral venue means that both teams are technical playing under away game circumstances.

“We see this as a real advantage, and it makes us even more committed to fight hard for the three points.  Our mission is to make sure that our Amakhosi Family are happy and proud”.

Kaizer Chiefs started their Group C campaign with a 0-0 draw with Guinean champions Horoya AC at FNB Stadium on Tuesday.

Their opponents, Wydad head to Burkina Faso on a six-game winning run across all competitions and currently occupy top spot on the Botola Pro standings.

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