Chiefs confirm squad for Wydad

CAF Champions League

Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed their squad to face Moroccan giants Wydad Athletic Club in their first ever CAF Champions League group stage encounter.

Chiefs have announced an 18-man squad for their trip to Casablanca for their Champions League Group C opener against Wydad on Saturday evening.

Itumeleng Khune makes a return to the squad ahead of Bruce Bvuma, while Daniel Cardoso remains on course to maintain his run of having played every single minute of the club's 23 matches so far this season.

Check out the full Chiefs squad travelling to North Africa in the gallery above

Erick Mathoho, Lebogang Manyama, Kearyn Baccus, Siphelele Ntshangase and Lazarous Kambole are among the notable absentees from Amakhosi's travelling party, with coach Gavin Hunt having one eye on next Wednesday's DStv Premiership fixture against AmaZulu.

The Soweto giants are set to depart from OR Tambo International Airport on Wednesday, travelling via Western Asia to arrive in the Moroccan coastal city on Thursday.

The fixture is scheduled for Mohammed V Stadium on Saturday at 21h00 (SA time).

Chiefs travelling squad: Akpeyi, Khune; Cardoso, Akumu, Ngezana, Mphahlele, Frosler, Mashiane, Sasman, Blom; Katsande, Ngcobo, Matsheke, Zuma, Zulu; Castro, Nurkovic, Parker

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