Chiefs assessing continental options

The team’s board and technical team will meet later this week to discuss the issue.

Kaizer Chiefs were knocked out of the CAF Champions League by AS Vita. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - The board together with the technical team will decide later this week whether Amakhosi will take part in the CAF Confederations Cup, Kaizer Chiefs football director Bobby Motaung said on Monday.

Chiefs dropped into the second-tier continental competition after failing to advance to the group stages of the CAF Champions League following a 3-2 aggregate loss to AS Vita.

Motaung said his side's participation in the competition is not ideal, considering the fixture schedule the club currently faces.

"The decision is still to be taken. We still have to sit with the coach and the chairman and make a call. If we have to participate, then we will participate. If the call is made that we must focus on our domestic affairs then that will be our focus.

"We will need to consider the repercussions - the pros and the cons."

He also confirmed his team won't pursue any action against the referee in charge of the clash against AS Vita on Saturday at the FNB Stadium.

The Namibian official, Rainhola Shikongo, made several dubious calls during the game.

Despite the controversial performance, Motaung says they will not be calling for action to be taken.

"The match commissioner was there and he does the reports. He was sitting in the suites compiling his reports, so it is in CAF's hands. For us as a club, I think it will be a waste of energy and time to pursue any other steps. We will leave it to the CAF commissioner to deal with."

Motaung also hit out at fans that ran onto the pitch after the final whistle to confront Shikongo.

He said such behaviour is not tolerated by the club.

"We know that there will be a sanction from CAF, but it's something that we have to live with. It has happened and we have to deal with it. We don't condone supporters getting frustrated and then running onto the field or throwing things onto the field. That behaviour has to change. We've had to deal with it in the past and we don't condone it."