Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter admits his side are underdogs in the final against record holders Al Ahly but in football, you have to believe.

The Chiefs gaffer also says that not so many expected to be at this stage but they made a number of surprises which can still happen in Casablanca on Saturday.

“We have made many surprises on the road to the final, but can we have one more? We will see,” said Baxter.

“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.”

There have been battles between the two coaches in the past with Mosimane coaching in South Africa but Baxter believes past experiences won’t affect the game.

“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.”

Meanwhile, Chiefs Captain Bernard Parker says its every player’s dream to play in such a big game and they will give it all to make history.

“This is every player’s highest dream. As a player, you strive and work hard to reach this situation. And here we are in this situation. We worked hard to get here. We stuck together as a team. We supported and uplifted one another so we deserve to be here.”

This will be the first time in 20 years that Chiefs will be contesting a continental final after winning the CAF Cup early 2000s.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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