Kaizer Chiefs have qualified for the Caf Champions League quarterfinals for the first time ever after playing out to a thrilling and tense 2-2 draw against Guinean side Horoya AC in their final Group C clash at the General Lansana Conte Stadium on Saturday evening.
‘The Glamour Boys’ needed to avoid defeat or come away with a draw with goals to edge Horoya on the standings and join Wydad Casablanca in the final eight.
Second-half goals from Daniel Cardoso and Khama Billiat canceled out strikes from Horoya’s Yakhouba Barry and Sekou Camara as Chiefs showed character to come back twice from behind to hold the Guinean giants to a stalemate with Itumeleng Khune pulling off a number of good saves to ensure the Soweto giants reach the promised land.
As a result of the draw, Chiefs finished second in Group C with nine points, level with third-placed Horoya, and four points behind group leaders Wydad. On the Caf head-to-head ruling‚ with Horoya having drawn 0-0 at FNB Stadium in the first round, Chiefs progress because they scored more away goals in the games between the two sides.
Gavin Hunt’s men became the second team in the DStv Premiership to reach this stage of the competition this season after Mamelodi Sundowns who finished top of Group B with 10 points, thanks to three wins, one draw, and one defeat.
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By FARPost Reporter