Super Sport United have qualified for the semi-final of the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup after they eliminated their hosts Zesco United on away goals.
The first leg in South Africa had ended in a goalless draw with Zesco United favourites to qualify ahead of the second leg at the Lewy Mwanawasa Stadium but the South Africans secured an impressive 2-2 draw to seal a last four place on away goals rule.
The home side took a 5th minute lead through Ching’Andu before Thuso Phala equalised for Super Sport. David Owino gave Zesco the lead again and they had chances to extend their advantage before the aforementioned Phala struck an all important second goal in the dying stages of the game.
Super Sport United will next face the winner of the quarter-final tie between USM Alger of Algeria and Club Africain of Tunisia for a place in the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup. USM Alger won the first leg 1-0 ahead of Sunday’s second leg in Tunisia.
FUS Rabat of Morocco are also through to the semi-final after their 5-4 penalty shootout win over hosts CS Sfaxien of Tunisia following a 1-1 aggregate scoreline.
The Moroccans had won the first leg 1-0 at home before succumbing to the same result in the second leg played in Tunisia. Penalties were thereafter needed to separate the two teams and it was FUS Rabat who emerged victorious after a 5-4 win. They will face the winner of the last eight tie between Al Hilal of Sudan and TP Mazembe of DR Congo. TP Mazembe are in the driving seat ahead of Sunday’s second leg in Lubumbashi having won the first leg 2-1 away in Sudan.