AmaZulu returns to the hero’s home after being shot
AmaZulu has found a hero’s welcome in South Africa after beating the five-time champion of TP Mazembe in the CAF Champions League.
In what is the club’s first-ever Champions League campaign, AmaZulu advanced to the group stage of the competition after recording a narrow cumulative victory over Congolese giants TP Mazembe on away goals rule. .
After a goalless draw in the first leg in Durban earlier this month, Benni McCarty’s men secured a 1-1 draw in the DRC this weekend, which was enough for Usuthu to secure a historic place in the next round.
“… These guys are the real heroes of Amazulu,” McCarthy said after the game. “They are going down in the club’s history books for what they did on the football pitch today. Against a team that are five-time CAF Champions League champions.”
After their famous triumph over TP Mazembe, the AmaZulu team returned to South Africa on Sunday evening where they were greeted as heroes at King Shaka International Airport in Durban.
The date of the Champions League group stage draw has not yet been confirmed by CAF but is expected to take place either at the end of December or in January of next year, as has always been the case. .