Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs advanced to the group stage of the Caf Champions League after beating Angolan champions CD Primero de Agosto in a qualifier.
KAIZER Chiefs defeated Angolan champions CD Primero de Agosto 1-0 in the Caf Champions League second leg qualifier in Luanda on Tuesday evening.
Chiefs will now advance to the Champions League group stage with a 1-0 aggregate win. The first leg encounter in Joburg ended in a goalless draw.
Overall, De Agosto had the better of the first-half exchanges and should have taken the lead six minutes before half-time, but striker Agostinho Paciência shot wide after out sprinting the opposition defence in a race down the middle of the field. Defender Erick Mathoho helped to put pressure on Paciência as he missed his scoring attempt.
A minute later, Chiefs’ defence cleared their lines with a lengthy upfield kick, which Khama Billiat picked up near the halfway line. Billiat set off down the left flank before crossing into the goalmouth where co-striker Leonardo Castro kneed the ball past goalkeeper Tony Cabaça and into the net (1-0).
De Agosto started well in the second half but could not unlock Chiefs’ defence. Once Chiefs saw off that onslaught, they enjoyed several sorties into the opposition goalmouth without further success.
Chiefs goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi made a reflex save at the death to deny De Agosto a late goal.