Kaizer Chiefs stunned in Zanzibar, progresses to the next round

DAVID GOMBEĀ 

Kaizer Chiefs suffered a 2-1 defeat to Zimamoto in the Zanzibar during the second leg of the CAF Confederations Cup preliminary round on Tuesday.

The South African outfit despite the 2-1 stunning defeat, advanced to the next round on a 5-2 aggregate score.

Chiefs head coach Giovanni Solinas rested Ugandan international Godfrey Walusimbi and Kharma Billiat who netted a hat trick in the first leg 4-0 thumping of Zimamoto last week at FNB Stadium.

Zimamoto opened scoring in the 43rd minute, when Yussuf Mtuba comfortably converted from the spot thus heading into the break leading 1-0.

Midfielder Lebogang Manyama restored parity for the visitors early on in the second period with Bernard Parker providing the assist.

Three minutes later, Ryan Moon thought he had put Chiefs in the lead for the first time in the game but his goal was disallowed by the man in the center.

The Zanzibar outfit were again awarded a penalty, Mtuba stepped up to fire passed Chiefs custodian Virgil Vries also completing his brace on the day in the 72nd minute.

The game ended 2-1 in favour of Zimamoto but the result was not enough to see them progress to the next round. Kaizer Chiefs will return to action on 12th December against SuperSport United in the ABSA Premiership contest at FNB Stadium.