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April 11, 2024

The Anchorman

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CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Kaizer Chief makes history by qualifying for the last 8 on first attempt

Joseph Balikuddembe 

South Africa’s most successful club made history last night when they drew with Horoya to make the quarter finals on their first attempt

The Amakhosi had never made it the group stages and this year was their first ever. They have further defied the odds by reaching the last 8 of Africa’s biggest clubs showpiece.

Chiefs needed a scoring draw from their trip to Guinea and they were blessed with a 76th minute equaliser by Khama Billiat which they managed defend up the final whistle.

The South Africans had fallen behind in the 45th minute thanks to a superb finish by Yakhouba Barry .

Chiefs fought back in the second period and they were rewarded in the 67th minute through Daniel Cardoso’s penalty conversion. The penalty was awarded as a resulted of a handball inside the box.

Sekour Camara restored Horoya’s lead when he headed in their second goal of the evening. By this moment, the Guineans were in the driving seat and destined to go through .

Chiefs responded immediately through Zimbabwe talisman Khama Billiat who tapped home a cross from the left wing.

Custodian Itumelang Khune saved the South Africans from heartbreak in the 90th minute when he punched over a Yahkouba Barry looped ball.

The two sides finished with 10 points but Chiefs went through on head to head basis having scored 2 goals away from home.