Debutants Marumo Gallants shock AS Vita to reach next round

2021 CAF Confederation Cup - Marumo Gallants v Vita Club (2)

South African debutants Marumo Gallants produced one of TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup biggest shocks, when they scored at the death to deny DR Congo giants AS Vita a place in the Additional Second Preliminary Round on Friday.

The Martyrs Stadium second leg of the Second Preliminary Round clash entered its injury time with the hosts leading 1-0, which should have given them the qualification on away goal rules, having lost the first leg 2-1 last weekend in Polokwane.

Jacques Mangoba put AS Vita ahead after 22 minutes, as the 1973 African Champions looked on their way to what looked as a logic place in the next round against their visitors, who are having their first ever CAF Interclub competitions’ appearance.

The result meant AS Vita canceled Marumo Gallants home 2-1 win, but there was a place for a very late drama.

Two minutes into second half injury time, Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo scored the equalizer for the South African new kids on the block, giving his side a historic place in the next round with the Congolese giant stunned.

Marumo Gallants will know their additional Second Preliminary Round opponents next Tuesday when the draw is conducted in Cairo. They will face one of the losing teams from TotalEnergies CAF Champions League Second Preliminary Round.