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Katsande: Chiefs learnt lessons from Africa agony

KAIZER Chiefs enforcer Willard Katsande says the team has learnt from their unsuccessful CAF Champions League campaign last term.
Amakhosi lost 3-2 on aggregate to Congolese club AS Vita in the second round of the competition in 2014, having shipped three unanswered goals in the first leg on the road.
Stuart Baxter’s men will start again on Saturday against Botswana’s Township Rollers at FNB Stadium, with the preliminary round contest kicking off at 19h30.
“We learnt a lot from last years’ experience in the African Champions League,” Katsande told his club’s official website, echoing the view of teammate Siphiwe Tshabalala.
“We conceded three goals against AS Vita on the road. At home, we scored twice, but it wasn’t enough due to conceding too many on the road. One issue is not to concede a goal when playing away.”
The Zimbabwean reiterated Chiefs’ desire to impress in the continental showpiece.
“Of course, we have to take it game by game. One must never plan too far ahead. However, there is a real desire in the squad of wanting to succeed in the Champions League this year.
“It will also help us that we have many internationals in the squad, who have a lot of experience playing on the African continent.”

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