CAF : Gamecocks set to “Invade” Pretoria
Chicken Inn have arranged for two buses to travel with fans to South Africa for their CAF Champions League second leg tie with Mamelodi Sundowns next week.
The Gamecocks have a 1-0 advantage from the first leg and enjoyed good support from local fans, courtesy of Mitchel Katsvairo’s goal .
Chicken Inn’s win over Mamelodi Sundowns saw the Zimbabwean champions register one of their biggest home attendances since the club was formed with reports that 9773 people paid to watch the match.
Chicken Inn nearly pulled out of the CAF interclub competition citing financial resources and readiness as the main reason of opting out initially , but later had changed of heart.
Before taking on Mamelodi Sundowns, Zimbabwean league champions Chicken Inn have been invited for a tournament in Zambia by ZESCO United.
ZESCO United are the Zambian league champions and will be participating in the CAF Champions League.
The tournament also featured Zambia side Zanaco and Tanzania side AZAM, it seems it had prepared the Zimbabwean Champs very well as they should have won by more than 1-0.
Kuda Mahachi also warned Sundowns to be very careful of Chicken inn an not take them for granted.
According to Chicken Inn they want to make it easier for local fans to support the team in the second leg in South Africa and have organised the transport for the journey.
Interesting the well-funded Mamelodi Sundowns brought a number of their fans with them to Bulawayo.
Around 350 to 400 Sundowns fans are went to Barbourfields Stadium for the first legs match using seven buses
The return leg will see Gamecocks fans paying R700 which will cover the bus fare (with return) and stadium fee, while a chicken inn replica jersey will be handed as part of the package.
The buses will depart Bulawayo from Friday the 26th of February and leave Pretoria at 2300Hrs after the game on Saturday.
Sundowns play maker Karma Biliat missed the game due to injury as well as Veteran Chicken Inn midfielder Clement Matawu who missed the game to injury as well.
Winners of this tie may face Congolese side AC Leopards