After trouncing Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 in their Caf Champions League second round first leg tie, Democratic Republic of Congo outfit, AS Vita, are keen to finish off the Amakhosi in the second leg on Saturday (29 March).
The Black Dolphins appear to be strong favourites to advance to the group stages of the competition, however ruling out a Glamour Boys comeback on home soil might perhaps be unwise.
Chiefs are expected to field a full strength squad, and are likely to come out at Vita with all guns blazing. A win for either outfit will secure an opportunity to advance to the lucrative group stages of Africa’s premier competition.
The Siya crew understands that the Congolese giants have enjoyed relatively good preparations. Before leaving for Johannesburg from N’djili Airport in the DRC yesterday afternoon, the squad visited the club’s president, Major General Gabriel Amisi Kumba, at his mansion in Kinshasa.
They were said to have recieved motivational advice from their esteemed leader. However, the club did initially struggle with some visa delays at the South African embassy, although the problems were later resolved.
Nonetheless, Vita coach, Florent Ibenge told Africa Top Sports.com that the team still needed to dig deep to accomplish their mission of beating Chiefs, “I cannot say that we have accomplished our mission. Yes, we have won the first leg, (yet) there is another game…What matters is to qualify.”