Kaizer Chiefs forward Lazarous Kambole says his side have to believe they can win the Caf Champions League and know that if they can pull it off, it will potentially be the greatest achievement of their careers.
Chiefs are set to face Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca in the away leg of their semi-final on Saturday at 9 pm, and with Esperance and Al Ahly contesting the other Last 4 tie, face an incredibly tough path to lift the trophy.
But Zambia international Kambole says they must believe it is possible and take that mindset into their semi-final clash.
“Winning the African Champions League will be a great achievement for me,” he told his club’s website. “This is the league of Champions – if you want to be counted among the best, you must beat the champions.
“Chiefs is a big club and even in the Caf Champions League we are expected to win the trophy. That is pressure on its own we just have to go all out and win the competition.
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“It’s going to be nice to go beyond the semi-finals. This has been my breach, I lost in the semi-finals in 2016 [with Zesco United v Sundowns]. So, here is another opportunity to go all the way to the final and win.”
Chiefs might be underdogs among the four remaining sides, but Kambole insists they have learnt a lot in this campaign.
“What I have learnt is that doing well away from home is important. Now that we are starting away from home, we need a positive result. A win or a draw with goals will give us an advantage.”
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Ncikazi abruptly parted ways with Arrows on Youth Day following a successful campaign in which the KwaZulu-Natal outfit ended a record high fourth position in the DStv Premiership.
The 52-year-old joins the Pirates technical team as an assistant coach, alongside Fadlu Davids, on a three-year deal.