Jonty Mark
Football Editor
1 minute read
4 Mar 2015
4:19 pm

Chiefs take Casablanca game to Durban

Jonty Mark

Kaizer Chiefs will play Raja Casablanca at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban when the two sides meet in a Caf Champions League second qualifying round, first leg clash on March 14.

The Moroccan side has confirmed this on their official website, and Amakhosi will hope to draw a huge crowd for an important game in the KwaZulu-Natal capital.

Raja have won the Champions League three times, in 1989, 1997 and 1999. Raja also reached the final of the 2013 Fifa Club World Cup, losing 2-0 to Bayern Munich.

Meanwhile, Chiefs defender Siboniso Gaxa has described Amakhosi’s meeting with Ajax Cape Town tonight as “crucial” as they seek to gain their first league win of 2015.

Chiefs have made progress in both the Nedbank Cup and the Caf Champions League since the season resumed in February, but have picked up just one point from league matches against Bloemfontein Celtic and SuperSport United.

The 3-1 loss to Matsatsantsa a Pitori was Chiefs’ first Premiership defeat of the season, and while they still have a healthy lead at the top of the table, experienced right-back Gaxa has emphasised the importance of tonight’s encounter.

“It is a big game, we need the points. We need to keep our position,” said Gaxa.

The game starts at 7.30pm.