South African side SuperSport qualified for the CAF Champions League round of 32 despite losing 2-1 at Lesotho’s Matlama on Sunday.
SuperSport went through with a 3-2 aggregate victory after defeating Matlama 2-0 at home in the first leg two weeks ago.
Fikru Lemessa gave the visitors the lead after 19 minutes to leave minnows Matlama with an uphill climb. The hosts managed to equalize on 55 minutes, thanks to a goal from Litsepe Marabe.
Motlalepula Chabeli put Matlama in front four minutes later but his goal was not enough as the Lesotho champions bowed out at the first hurdle.
SuperSport will play Ahly, the record winners of Africa’s premier club competition with six titles under their belt, over two legs next month for a place among the last 16.
Fellow Egyptian side Zamalek will be also looking to reach the next round when they face Kenya’s Ulinzi Stars, whom they crushed 4-0 in the first leg, later this month.
The match is expected to be held in Libya due to security concerns in Egypt following the incessant demonstrations that forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign from his post on Friday.