Chiefs Qualify For CAFCL Quarterfinal In Conakry
Posted: 11 April 2021
South African Premier League giants Kaizer Chiefs FC qualified for the CAF Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in their history after a two-all draw against hot-shot favourites Horoya AC in Conakry, Guinea, last night.
Chiefs, who needed a victory or at least a score draw to progress, managed the latter, making it two South African clubs to qualify for the last eight alongside former Champions League winners, Mamelodi Sundowns FC.
The black and gold scored twice to come back from behind, with the first goal being scored by Daniel Cardoso from the penalty spot, before Khama Gaucho Billiat also equalised in the 76th minute before being pulled off to sure the game and point.
Gavin Hunt will have a few peaceful nights after meeting one of his mandates, which was to make it to the last eight of the continental competition.
The Beautiful Game’s African Award-winning Football Correspondent, Baba Mali Traore, who attended the game, upon request, said;
“Bon, très bon résultat (Good, very good result) for your South African club, they show personality against H.A.C (Horoya AC). Ils sont un grand club (they are a big club – referring to Horoya AC), so big result for Chiefs.
“It will not get easier for Kaizer, but they did very well to qualify, of course they are not favourites to win the competition but tout est possible dans le football (anything is possible in football). Good result for them,” concluded Baba Mali Traore.
The Phefeni Glamour Boys are expected to arrive in South Africa in the next twenty four hours after their heroics in Conakry, which will surely delight their demanding and ever-vocal supporters.
Selebalo Karabo Phasha and Baba Mali Traore (Conakry, Guinea).