Kaizer Chiefs have provided insight into the troubles they encountered on their recent CAF Champions League trip to Angola.
Chiefs returned home on Wednesday after beating Primeiro de Agosto 1-0 in Luanda on Tuesday to reach the group stage for the first time in the club's history.
While logistical difficulties and sometimes intimidation are well documented occurrences in African inter-club competitions, the Soweto giants experienced their own unique form of discrimination in the Central African country.
Upon arrival in Luanda, in spite of achieving negative test results prior to their departure from OR Tambo International Airport, Amakhosi were forced undergo Covid-19 tests again - much to the frustration of the travelling party.
The club has now further detailed their experience which was made difficult allegedly by the Angolan health minister Silvia Lutucuta.
"We are back home Khosi nation after 3 tough days in Angola. The ministry of health in Angola made it an unpleasant trip but our troops were resilient, remained resolute and did not lose focus," read the club's message on social media.
"A huge word of gratitude goes to Primeiro de Agosto, especially their manager Untonesa Sampaio, who went over and above the call of duty to ensure that he helped as much as they could.
"Our Angolan opponents were professional and we are grateful for that. Obrigado Agosto!
"We appreciate the ambassador's support and hope they deliver the message to the government about the difficulties we encountered."
Recap on the historic action from the Estadio 11 de Novembro in Luanda in the gallery below
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