Kaizer Chiefs have created history by qualifying for the CAF Champions League knockout stages for the first time in their 50-year existence.
It took a dramatic 2 – 2 draw to seal their place amongst Africa’s eight elite teams. A penalty by Daniel Cardoso and a Khama Billiat strike helped Kaizer Chiefs claw their way back from behind twice in Conakry against a stubborn Horoya side.
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The Amakhosi may very well draw arch rivals Mamelodi Sundowns in the last eight after the Brazilians finished on top of group B.
Kaizer Chiefs book place in last eight of CAF Champions League
With both Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns qualifying for the last eight, they’ll be up against incredibly tough competition.
Tanzania’s Simba FC finished top of group A, ahead of defending champions Al Ahly. Mamelodi Sundowns ran away with proceedings in group B while Algeria’s CR Belouizdad qualified in second place.
Wydad Casablanca qualified in first place in group C while Kaizer Chiefs made history by booking their place in the last eight after finishing in second place.
Group D saw Tunisia’s Espérance de Tunis qualify in top spot while Algeria’s MC Alger finished as runners-up.
The draw for the quarter-finals will take place on 30 April 2021. Mamelodi Sundowns will face either Al Ahly, Kaizer Chiefs or MC Alger in the quarterfinals.
The Amakhosi could potentially face either Espérance de Tunis, Mamelodi Sundowns or Simba SC! South Africans will now have to wait in anticipation for the draw on the 30 April 2021.