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What Chiefs Need To Make CAFCL Last 8

After Kaizer Chiefs reached the group stages of the CAF Champions League for a first time ever, here is what they need to go one better and qualify for the last eight of the competition.

Amakhosi will have to overcome a stern test in Guinea, facing 17-time local champions Horoya at 9pm (SAST) on Saturday evening.

Both teams are currently tied on eight points in Group C and played to a goalless draw at the FNB Stadium on match day two of the competition.

As a consequence, all that Gavin Hunt and his side need is a scoring draw in order to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition, as CAF statutes state.

“20. In case of equality of points between two teams at the end of the group matches, the teams will be using the following criteria as per the order listed below:

  • 20.1. The greatest number of points obtained in the matches between the concerned teams.
  • 20.2. The best goal difference in the matches between then the concerned teams. 20.3. The greatest number of scored goals in the away matches between the concerned teams.
  • 20.4. The goal difference from all the matches played in the group.
  • 20.5. The greatest number of goals scored in all group matches.”

This means a defeat in Guinea as well as a goalless draw would see Chiefs being knocked out of the competition.

Chiefs, though, will have to get the result without key players Samir Nurkovic and Daniel Akpeyi, who are both suspended for the clash after being sent off in the 1-0 win over Wydad Casablanca.

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