The African title eluded the South African club, but the former Nigerian believes history will be made in Casablanca
According to Dele Olorundare, the depth of quality in Kaizer Chiefs’ group will win the 2021 Caf Champions League at the expense of Al Ahly.
Amakhosi – who have never tasted African glory – will play in the final of the competition for the first time in their history after silencing Wydad Casablanca in the last four.
To break their lifelong curse in the Champions League, the men of Stuart Baxter must negotiate the reigning champion Al Ahly on Saturday in the Stade Mohammed V, Casablanca.
Nevertheless, the striker who helped Nigerian professional football team Sunshine Stars reach the semi-finals of the 2012 edition, seems to have cleared the way for the giants of the FNB Stadium to lighten their load ahead of the Red Devils.
“As they see their performance against Wydad, I have no doubt that Kaizer Chiefs will make Al Ahly cry to retire as African champions,” Olorundare said. Purpose.
“At the beginning of the competition, no one gave them the chance to go that far, but their never-say-dead attitude and continuous improvement brought them this far.
‘On the pages of newspapers, Al Ahly seems to be the favorite, but in reality the result will be determined on the playing field and after 90 minutes or longer.
‘Chiefs have not lost any of their last four games in all competitions, and that’s to tell you the quality of it. [Stuart] Baxter’s group.
‘All they have to avoid on Saturday is the antics of the North Africans and they must not even concede. If it’s achieved and they stick to their game plan, I do not see them losing. ”
The Egyptian Premier League team is managed by Pitso Mosimane – who knows so much about Chiefs – who has coached Supersport United and Mamelodi Sundowns in the past.
Apart from that, he has won the competition twice already. However, the former Nigerian international feels that Amakhosi could cause a stir.
‘Well, no doubt Mosimane is an excellent driver, but in a final like this, everything you’ve achieved in the past may not be a factor.
‘Of course he has the experience and the credentials, but notice my words. I do not see his team stopping the South Africans. ‘
Should Kaizer Chiefs conquer Africa, they will qualify for the Fifa Club World Cup in 2021 in Japan, and will battle it out against Raja Casablanca in the Caf Super Cup.