Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma believes adding the CAF Champions League star to their badge is a worthy gift to chairman Kaizer Motaung Snr.
Against all odds, Chiefs have reached the semi-finals of the premier continental inter-club competition and must now negotiate their way past Wydad Casablanca over two legs to reach the final and have a go at lifting the trophy for the first time.
"It is very important because a club like Kaizer Chiefs should be playing this kind of competition every season," Bvuma told the club's media.
"We know that we don’t have a star on our badge, but I believe it can be one of the greatest presents to our chairman if we can win this competition. For our supporters looking at the season that we had this can redeem (the pride) for them and make them happy again."
While Chiefs have spent the last week inactive, their opponents have now cruised to a 13-game unbeaten run but there is no fear for Bvuma, who has started the last seven games.
"As a team our target is to get a goal or two and come back with something and take it from there. For me as a goalkeeper I am not worried about their strikers and scoring. It is their own thing. I believe that as a team we can defend, and we have been working very hard on defending and we know their strengths and weaknesses. We have been working very hard as a team so off course scoring is good for them, but this is a different game.
"It has meant a lot for me (starting seven in a row) and it all goes back to working hard and making sure that I am ready. I have worked with coach Lee (Baxter) and he helped me a lot in working hard and waiting for my chance. Now that I got a chance to play (start) seven games in a row I am proud even though it is not a lot," he concluded.
Chiefs have travelled with all three of their keepers Bvuma, Daniel Akpeyi and Itumeleng Khune.