CAF Champions League Final: Kaizer Chiefs Raring To Go. The Red Devils are the clear favourites going into Saturday’s match, but Kaizer Chiefs has a number of players who could surprise the Egyptian giants.

The Glamour Boys have already surpassed expectations by reaching the final, even though no one predicted them to be in this position.

However, a lot is at stake for Kaizer Chiefs even though they are heading into this match as underdogs.

Therefore, we are going to outline some of the few things that Kaizer Chiefs will be playing for in the CAF Champions League finals.

Return to CAF Champions League

The only way for the Chiefs to return to the CAF Champions League next season is to win the prized trophy. This is after finishing eighth in the DStv Premiership this season.

Chiefs will join the competition as defending champions if they defeat Al Ahly. And AmaZulu might face relegation to the CAF Confederation Cup, leaving Orlando Pirates out of continental football.

And with the Chiefs eager to keep competing in the CAF Champions League year after year, this is their chance to do so.

Kaizer Chiefs Aiming for R36.4 Million Prize Money

Chiefs will be enticed by a prize pool of R36.4 million, especially given that they are able to buy and sign additional players.

Chiefs will be enticed by a prize pool of R36.4 million, especially given that they are able to buy and sign additional players.

This is the maximum prize money awarded to CAF Champions League winners. At the same time, they would be the first South African team to receive such a large sum from the organization.

In 2016, Mamelodi Sundowns won the CAF Champions League for just over R20 million, while Orlando Pirates received substantially less in 1995.

FIFA Club World Cup

Chiefs will qualify for the next FIFA Club World Cup if they win. This is the same territory that Sundowns reached after winning the CAF Champions League in 2016.

Chiefs would be the ultimate continental club champions, representing the whole African continent.

CAF Super Cup

The Chiefs had previously competed in the CAF Super Cup, winning the Mandela Cup Winner’s Cup in 2001.

Surprisingly, they faced their Saturday opponents, Al Ahly, whom they defeated 4-1 on the day.


Saturday’s match is all about pride and representing South Africa well on the continent for the entire Chiefs family.

Currently, of the ‘Big Three’ South African teams, the Chiefs are the only ones without a CAF Champions League championship.

By Clive Banda

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