PWD ready to shock Chiefs in CAFCL

CAF Champions League

PWD Bamenda head coach David Pagou has warned Kaizer Chiefs their preliminary round CAF Champions League tie is far from over.

Chiefs take on the Cameroon top-flight champions on Friday afternoon at FNB Stadium for their second-leg clash with an away goal advantage.

Eric Motoho's late winner in Limbe last week was the difference between the Soweto giants and the tournament debutants who've entered the 2020/21 competition with major optimism.

And Pagou feels their display in the opening leg gives them confidence that they have a chance to beat Gavin Hunt's men.

"In view of the match they delivered, with a little experience, they should have, on one or two occasions, put the ball in the net," he told LionIntomatable.

"The Champions League is the very high level in Africa. Kaizer Chiefs played completely detracted. Unlike my guys who were timid at first, the stakes killed the game a bit.

"We saw here that the boys could score. There was the possibility of scoring. The South Africans scored a goal against the run of the game at an unexpected time due to the lack of concentration of my players."

Scroll through the gallery to see images of the first-leg clash in Cameroon last weekend

Pagou added that his players may have realised their lack of infrastructure in comparison to the rest of Africa shouldn't hinder their ambitions to progress further in Africa's elite club competition.

"I think they have realised that there is nothing [to be afraid of]," he explained. "Football [is a] game and that we can be equal on the field and that even if we are not the same in terms of organisation, financially, infrastructure.

"On the field, we can be equal because it is 11 men who compete and the best wins. They realised that our backs were against the wall. The return leg is the only alternative we have.

"We'll have to score a goal there and try to put in a second when the opportunity arises. It is in this spirit that we are preparing this match, calmly, without any pressure."

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