By Angu Lesley
Football writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
South African giants Kaizer Chiefs have recorded a narrow one-nil win in the first leg preliminary game of the 2020-2021 CAF Champions League game against PWD of Bamenda this Sunday at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium.
Erick Mathoho’s strike was enough to hand all three points to the Amakosi.
The Abakwa boys had the first real chance of the encounter in the 12th minute when Louiz Mbah combined with Nchindo John Bosco but the final ball led down the home side.
Both sides settled into the game in the next 15 minutes but failing to create a real chance.
Louiz Mbah tried combining Tchaoua Leger in the 29th minute but the former didn’t read the movement of the ball well. Kaizer Chiefs had a chance of their own almost immediately but a timely intervention from Nyaba Bryan stopped the incursion.
Captain Louiz Mbah fed on a lose ball on the edge of the box in the 42md minute and tested goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune was equal to it.
Nchindo John Bosco and Ndeh Combined to good effect in just a minute later but the shot from the latter went narrowly-wide.
Both sides failed to score till the break.
Upon resumption for the second segment PWD made double substitution introducing Two subs for the Abakwa Boys Billy and Maël Dindjeke in place of Tchaoua Leger and Enyegue François.
The changes added steam in the PWD forward line and made the team more daring.
Nchindo John Bosco came close in the 56th minute but his great header produced a safe at the expense of a corner was equal to the efforts.
Haschou Kerrido made a brilliant 63rd minute save to keep the game goalless.
The resulting corner was headed narrowly-wide by substitute Mael.
Nchindo was replaced by Aboubakar Mohamed in the 75th minute.
Erick Mathono pounced on a lose ball in the box in the 81st minute to give the visitors the lead.
The goal forced PWD to be more offensive and barely five minutes later Mohamed Aboubakar won a penalty.
The penalty was unfortunately missed by Berinyuy Derick.
The game ended on a one-nil score in favor of Kaizer Chiefs who returned to South on Monday to wait for PWD who leave Cameroon on Wednesday ahead of the return game on Friday.
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