Inside Chiefs' preparations for Wydad

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Kaizer Chiefs will this evening face Moroccan giants Wydad Athletic Club in Burkina Faso and Amakhosi have a number of things going for them ahead of the tie.

Chiefs departed OR Tambo International Airport on Friday and trained in Ouagadougou on Saturday evening ahead of tonight's fixture at 4 August 1983 Stadium (18h00 SA time).

The Soweto giants have a number of key statistics to lean on ahead of the mammoth fixture against the 2017 continental champions, who have been forced to move away from their home ground Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca.

Following their goalless draw at home to Guinean outfit Horoya last Tuesday, Gavin Hunt's charges boast an unbeaten record in the 2020/21 Champions League campaign.

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They also have yet to concede in five matches in this season's competition, with Itumeleng Khune and Daniel Akpeyi having kept three and two clean sheets respectively.

Chiefs have also registered two victories from their two games away from home in the current campaign, having beaten PWD Bamenda and Primeiro de Agosto by a 1-0 scoreline.

Their history against Moroccan opposition dates back to 2015, when they faced Raja Casablanca in the first round of the Champions League that season, losing 3-0 on aggregate.

Meanwhile, Wydad have an unblemished home record against South African opposition, having won four and drawn one of their five matches against Mamelodi Sundowns in Casablanca.

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