Football

MC Alger and Kaizer Chiefs into quarter-finals with Zamalek set to make Esperance appeal

The line-up of CAF Champions League quarter-finals is completed with both MC Alger and Kaizer Chiefs joining the qualifying teams.

MC Alger and Kaizer Chiefs into quarter-finals with Zamalek set to make Esperance appeal
KAI PFAFFENBACH AFP

MC Alger and Kaizer Chiefs have joined the sides qualifying for CAF Champions League quarter-finals on the last match-day of the group stage, meanwhile, last year's runners-up Zamalek endured early elimination despite winning over Senegalese Teungueth after the fixture between Esperance de Sportive and MC Alger ended in a draw.

This draw saw both sides proceed to the quarter-finals as the Tunisian outfit maintained the lead of Group D with 11 points while MC Alger their ninth point leaving behind Zamalek of Egypt who earned 8 points finishing their campaign with a 4-1 victory over Teungueth.

Zamalek to file a complaint against Esperance

A source at Zamalek revealed the club's intention to file an official complaint against Esperance de Sportive claiming the Tunisian team intentionally drew with their Algerian rivals to knock the Egyptian club out of the competition.

The source explained that everyone who watched the game would notice the idleness and the clear intention of the Tunisian players to end the game in a draw so that both teams make it to the quarter-finals.

Kaizer Chiefs snatch the second qualifying ticket of Group C

In Group C, Kaizer Chiefs of South Africa managed to secure their berth in the competition's quarter-final with a 2-2 draw in their game against their rivals Guinean Horoya. Both sides were level on 8 points before the game, while the away goals rule gave the advantage to the South African outfit as the first encounter between the two teams had also ended in a goalless draw.

In the same group, Wydad Casablanca maintained their lead with a 2-0 win over Petro Atlético de Luanda reaching 13 points while they had already guaranteed their existence in the next round of the tournament.