Phala Sends SuperSport Into Confed Cup Last Four
CAF Confederation Cup Report: ZESCO United v SuperSport United 23 September 2017
CAF Confederation Cup
Result: ZESCO United 2-2 SuperSport United
Date: 23 September 2017
Venue: Levy Mwanawasa Stadium
SuperSport United advanced to the CAF Confederation Cup semi-finals after securing a 2-2 draw against Zesco United in the second leg.
The home side took deserving lead on five minutes as Ching'Andu caught the SuperSport defence napping and fired a fine volley past Ronwen Williams.
The SuperSport defence was carved out on numerous occasions in the opening 15 minutes, although Williams managed to pull off a couple saves.
The visitors eventually pulled themselves level in the 35th minute when Aubrey Modiba's cross found Thuso Phala, who fired into the bottom corner.
SuperSport should have doubled their lead two minutes later, but Bradley Grobler fired wide of the upright with only the goalkeeper to beat.
However, Zesco restored their lead shortly after the break when an un-marked David Owino volleyed home from six-yards out.
Etic Tinkler responded by withdrawing Jeremy Brockie for winger Thabo Mnyamane in the 64th minute.
Zesco almost added a third goal on 78 minutes but Owini's header hit the crossbar with Williams left with no chance.
Tinkler threw on Dove Wome for the final 10 minutes if the clash as they pushed an equaliser, but it was Phala who got the equaliser as he slotted at the far post to send SuperSport into the final four.
Here's how they lined up:
SuperSport: Williams, Kekana, Daniels, Gould, Modiba, Furman, Letsholonyane, Mokoena, Phala, Brockie, Grobler.