Hunt: It was an unbelievable result

CAF Champions League

Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has reacted after his side's opening CAF Champions League encounter in Cameroon on Sunday.

Chiefs managed to squeeze past PWD Bamenda in their preliminary round first leg played in Limbe on Sunday, as Erick Mathoho scored the lone goal of the match.

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However, the game was not short of drama in the dying minutes as the hosts were on course to bag an equaliser from a penalty, only to be denied by Itumeleng Khune.

After a congested schedule and a tough trip to West Africa, Hunt was relieved to walk away with the aggregate advantage and felt Khune's heroics was just reward for a poor decision by the match officials to award a spot-kick.

"Under very trying circumstances, I thought it was an unbelievable result. To travel to get to this game is unbelievable, and everything around the game was really difficult so I think it was a fantastic effort," reacted Hunt.

"We could have made the game safer, we had a lot of good opportunities but didn't score and I thought, 'Here we go again.' 

"But we got the goal and we knew straight away there was going to be problems after that. Luckily we scored the goal nice and late.

"That should never have been a penalty you know, that's the problem. But I said to the players once we scored, there's going to be problems. So we got a little bit of just reward."

Amakhosi are set to return to Johanneburg, where they will host the return leg encounter at FNB Stadium on Friday evening (18h00).

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