Caf Champions League: Kaizer Chiefs eager to finish Al Ahly in 90 minutes – Ngcobo
The 21-year-old midfielder explains that Amakhosi’s desire is to avoid playing their final against the Red Devils in overtime or penalties.
Nkosingiphile Ngcobo has revealed that the Kaizer Chiefs’ game plan is to beat Al Ahly in 90 minutes in the Caf Champions League final on Saturday.
The Soweto giants will face the Red Devils of Egypt in the final at Mohamed V Stadium, seeking to prevent them from winning a second consecutive trophy and a tenth overall.
Ahead of the game, Chiefs midfielder Ngcobo suggested the best way to handle the final was to beat Al Ahly in 90 minutes and not lead the game into overtime or penalties.
What was said?
Asked by the Chiefs Mmedia squad if they want to take the game into overtime or penalties, Ngcobo replied: “We just want to play them [Al Ahly] now obviously we have to be very careful, we have to execute our game plan very well, we are ready to face them and we are ready to fight, we want to finish the game in 90 minutes.
” We had a great time [since arriving in Casablanca] and our first practice was very nice, we had a lot of fun and focused on the main mission, and I think the atmosphere is very good so we are looking forward to the game.
And on climate change, Ngcobo said: “It’s a little hot in here but I think it’s not bad when compared to South Africa, but we are focused on the mission ahead and we want to win the trophy. “
As to whether the players are tired after long hours of flying between OR Tambo airport and Morocco, Ngcobo explained, “From the long flight, I think this training [first training session] just relaxed, we have energy again now and we are fresh to complete our mission.
“I think today [Thursday’s] everyone was on their guard and tomorrow [Friday] going to be even better and go ahead for the game.
Regarding his level of fitness, having missed a few competitive matches, he said: “I think I’m ready, my body is ready, I’ve trained well and although we haven’t played a match in quite a while. time now, we have prepared very well. and are ready to fight and take the trophy home.