Kaizer Chiefs are through to their maiden last eight in the CAF Champions League after they played to a 2-2 all draw with Horoya at the General Lansana Conté Stadium, Guinea on Saturday night.
Both teams went into the game fighting for the second qualifying spot in group C after Wydad Casablanca had already confirmed qualification. Amakhosi knew they had to at least score to have a chance to qualify as they needed a score-draw or a win to make it through.
The home team dominated the first half and kept Itumeleng Khune busy. Salif Coulibaly missed their best chance when he failed to direct his free header from a corner towards goal.
Gnagna Barry opened the corning for the home side with a header from a corner at the stroke of halftime.
Chiefs were awarded a penalty in the 66th minute for a handball by Oula Traore in the box. Daniel Cardoso converted the spot kick to make it 1-1.
But three minutes later, Horoya restored their lead through Fode Camara who headed in another corner.
Amakhosi scored their all important second goal through Khama Billiat with 15 minutes to go. Billiat coonected with a cross from substitute Dumisani Zuma to make it 2-2.
Horoya pussued hard for a winning goal only to be denied by a brilliant save from Khune in the dying minutes to keep the score 2-2.
Written by: Diski Voice