SINAN RAJUB SENOGA
Robert Odongkara was in goal for Guinea’s Horoya AC in their disappointing home 2-2 draw with Kaizer Chiefs in the final Group C game of the CAF Champions League.
The Uganda Cranes shot stopper was marking his first continental appearance for the Guinea champions since moving from Adama City in 2019.
He was called into action following the suspension of Moussa Camara who is the club’s first choice goalkeeper.
Odongkara and Horoya needed a win against Kaizer Chiefs to qualify for the quarter finals but threw away the lead twice before bowing out courtesy of an inferior head to head record against the South African side.
Yakhouba Gnagna Barry scored for Horoya at the stroke of half-time but Daniel Cardozo equalized for the Amakhosi through a penalty in the 67th minute.
Sekou Camara restored Horoya’s lead two minutes later but Khama Billiat tied the encounter once again with a classic tap in past Odongkara in the 77th minute and ultimately sent Kaizer Chiefs to the knockout round.
The home side were guilty for failing to convert a number of goal scoring chances that came their way.
Both teams tied on nine points each but Kaizer Chiefs scored two away goals against Horoya yet the first leg ended goalless in South Africa.
Overall, Odongkara has featured in three competitive games for Horoya since signing a two year contract in July 2019.
It should be noted that the former SC Villa and URA goalkeeper has previously featured in the CAF Champions League group stages with Ethiopia’s St. George.
The CAF Champions League quarter final draws will be held on 30th April.
Full list of quarter finalists
• Simba SC (Tanzania)
• Al Ahly (Egypt)
• Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)
• CR Belouizdad (Algeria)
• Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)
• Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa)
• Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia)
• MC Alger (Algeria)