Amakhosi ashayela phansi

I-Kaizer Chiefs ibuyele ekhaya ngemuva kokunqoba okubalulekile e-Cameroon kwi-CAF Champions League – kodwa uhambo olude lungase luthwale kanzima.

Ukufika kwawo sekwedlule isikhathi kusho ukuthi Amakhosi ngeke abe nesikhathi esanele sokuzilungiselela ngaphambi kokubhekana ne-PWD Bamenda emlenzeni wesibili ngoLwesihlanu enkundleni yezemidlalo i-FNB eGoli.

Umqeqeshi uGavin Hunt ukuqinisekisile ukuthi abadlali bakhe kuzofanele bathathe lula kuleli sonto.

“Ukuhamba kuhlale kukhathaza. Ngakho-ke kuleli sonto ngeke senze uqeqesho olunzulu. Konke kumayelana nokululama nokunakekela ukulimala okungatheni. Futhi, kuzofanele sibheke ukuthi ngubani ongenayo nokuthi ngubani ophumayo. E-Cameroon umdlali oyedwa noma ababili balimele,” kusho uHunt.

Ukudlala ngokulingana kulo mdlalo kuzokwanela ukubona Amakhosi edlulela emzuliswaneni wesibili lapho ezobhekana khona nompetha base-Angola i-Primeiro Agosto. Umthetho wamagoli asekuhambeni uzosebenza uma i-Chiefs idlala ngokulingana ngoLwesihlanu.

UHunt, nokho, akafuni enye into ngaphandle kokuwina ekhaya.

“Kumele sithuthuke ngokhukhahlela kweethu kokugcina. Lokho kuzosinikeza amathuba amahle okushaya amanye amagoli,” kusho lo mqeqeshi owake waqeqesha i-Bidvest Wits.

“NgoLwesihlanu ngifuna amagoli amaningi ngobuningi bawo. Besikuswele lokho emdlalweni wokuqala.”

I-Chiefs ilahlekelwe umgadli ovelele uSamir Nurkovic ngaphambili. Okwamanje ulimele futhi ukungabikho kwakhe kuyakhombisa. I-Chiefs ibingasebenzi kahle phambi kwamagoli amaqembu aphikisayo kanti u-Serbia obiyimbangi kaNaturena ngesizini edlule.

Ushaye amagoli ayi-14 emidlalweni engama-24 kwisizini yakhe yokuqala.

ULeornado Castro, uzakwabo ngokuhlasela, udonsa kanzima engekho lo uSerbia. Amagoli akhe amabili bebhekene ne-Golden Arrows emdlalweni we-DStv Premiership emasontweni amabili edlule yiwona kuphela akwazi ukuwashayela i-Chiefs kuze kube manje.

Eminye imithombo yamagoli iqhamuke kubadlali basemuva uEric Mathoho noYagan Sasman abashaye igoli bebhekene ne-Bamenda ne-MTN ngokulandelana.

Amakhosi awakaze adlulele emiqhudelwaneni yokuqala yase-Champions League kuyo yonke imiqhudelwano yezwekazi. Okwamanje kusazobhekwa ukuthi bazoyiphula yini le nkololoze ebasokolise iminyaka.