South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs will face Egypt’s al Ahly in the 2020-21 TotalEnergies CAF Champions League final on Saturday, 17 July 2021 at Complexe Mohamed V Stadium in Casablanca, Morocco. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 19:00 GMT.
This is what Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter and Captain Bernard Parker said in the pre-match press conference.
Stuart Baxter (Coach, Kaizer Chiefs)
I knew the club’s situation well when I agreed to come back. I have been working with the players for some time, but being back on the bench is different. Having to watch the team from the stands was difficult but now I’m back and happy to be on the bench.
We have made many surprises on the road to the final, but can we have one more? We will see.
Pitso Mosimane (Al Ahly coach) has a very good history in the continent. I respect him and we faced each other before. On the night, past experiences will not affect the game. Each game has its own scenarios.
Al Ahly were expected to be here, we were not. We are the underdogs for most of the people, but in football you should believe, I have great respect for Al Ahly but we believe we can get a good result.
Bernard Parker (Captain, Kaizer Chiefs)
This is every player’s dream to play at such level. As a team, we have worked very hard to reach this final. We deserve to be here.
All the players are happy, excited, and looking forward to this match. We have a good mix of players, young and experienced. The young ones are excited to be a part of this team. We have a good spirit and this affected our performance so far. It’s time now to perform once again.
We are in a CAF final after 20 years. Every player knows the club’s history and what has gone through the years.
We are in a position to write history and we are aware of that. We had a lot of support from everyone and we can’t wait for the game to start. With our preparations, we are stronger that any time before in the competition. We are going to give everything for 90 minutes to write history.