By Thys Khiba
Johannesburg – Responding to the memorandum submitted by the Kaizer Chiefs supporters, the club confirmed that they remain focused on their CAF Champions League ambition as one of the points that they have highlighted in the memorandum.
As the only Club from Southern Africa remaining in the CAF Champions League competition, Chiefs confirmed that this reaffirms their vision of succeeding on the Africa continent and the world.
“This is an ambition that was first set-out by the Chairman in 2002 when Kaizer Chiefs was voted as the African Club of the year after winning the CAF Winners Cup competition (Mandela Cup),” the statement said.
This follows the 14th May 2021 march by Kaizer Chiefs supporters. Amakhosi Marketing Director, Jessica Motaungaccepted and acknowledged the submitted memorandum on the 16th of May 2021.
“May 14, 2021 our supporters demonstrated unity, loyalty, passion, in their match to the Kaizer Chiefs Village. We appreciate the spirit of Love & Peace and the level of discipline and respect shown by those who took part in the day,” the statement said.
According to the club statement, the submitted memorandum reflected the sentiments felt by many of their supporters.
Meanwhile, Chiefs says that they have made changes and plans that correlate to some of the points presented in the document.Amakhosi has acknowledged the disappointing results of the last few years, saying that they have been of deep concern to the club.
According to Amakhosi, promoting several extremely talented Youth Development players have resulted in the team qualifying for CAF.
“Our successful campaign into the rest of the African continenthas significantly boosted our morale and has been a highlight of the 2020/2021 season,” the statement said.
Amakhosi confirmed that they will continue to promote players from within their Youth Development structures.
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