Kaizer Chiefs forward Khama Billiat has shared his vast continental experiences in saying that sometimes the bad results can have a positive impact.
Billiat is arguably one of Chiefs' most experienced stars when it comes to playing on the continent, having previously won the CAF Champions League in 2016 and being one of the key figures in the Zimbabwean national team.
The 30-year-old will now be looking to lead Amakhosi's attack as they begin their journey against Cameroonian outfit PWD Bamenda at Omnisport Stadium in Limbe today, and has offered some advice to his less experienced teammates.
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"Look, if you're able to play for Chiefs, you're able to play anywhere. You are a good player and I'm sure football is the same – we speak the same language," Billiat told Chiefs' media team.
"The more the youngsters get confidence, there's nothing different than just the scoreline. The scoreline in Africa means more, even a draw means something.
"So they just need to understand, in football you don't win the game when the competition starts, it's a work in progress and you need to have a great strategic way of knowing that sometimes even bad results can take you to a good energy level going forward.
"So, it's not going to be easy, it's going to be very tough with African teams. It's going to be very tough because they are going to try to do everything they can.
"Some have a lot of experience in travelling, know the cultures and how to intimidate other teams. We just need to be strong and I believe we are with the right team."
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