Zwane books Chiefs’ spot in semis

Kaizer Chiefs completed a miserable weekend for Egyptian clubs in the African Cup Winners Cup with a shock quarterfinal success over Ismailia on Saturday.

The Glamour Boys came from behind to draw 1-1 in the north-east town of Ismailia and qualified for the semifinals on the away-goal rule after a goalless first leg two weeks ago.

Abdelhamid Bassiouni, who helped Cairo club Zamalek lift the Cup Winners Cup last year, converted a 41st-minute penalty for the local club and Arthur Zwane levelled with 80 minutes gone.

Amakhosi are the third South African side to reach the last four of the annual competition for national cup winners after Jomo Cosmos (1993) and Orlando Pirates (1999).

Zamalek were eliminated after losing 3-1 to Club Africain in Tunisia with Amdy Marzouki scoring the crucial third goal with just four minutes left at the Al-Menzah Stadium. The Egyptians took a 1-0 lead into the return match.

Club Africain and Chiefs square off next month with the first leg in Johannesburg and the winners will be favoured to collect a trophy named after former South African president Nelson Mandela.

In the weaker half of the draw, Nigerian second division club Niger Tornadoes took a 1-0 lead over Inter Luanda to Angola and Kumbo Strikers of Cameroon held a similar advantage as they prepared to host Evizo of Gabon.

Kaizer Chiefs: Brian Baloyi, Patrick Mabedi, Gary Godlstone, Cyril Nzama, Nhlanhla Kubeka, Isaac Mabotsa (Luke Jukulile), Marco Mthembu, Arthur Zwane, Jabu Pule, Stanton Fredericks, Justice Sithole.

Subs: Tladi Mathibe, Patrick Mbuthu, Luke Petros, Rene Richards and Doctor Khumalo.

Crowd: 24 000