Football analysts have hailed Motor Actionâ€™s progress to the next round of the CAF Champions League after upstaging hosts Cnaps Sports of Madagascar 4-3 on penalties in the second leg of their preliminary round encounter in Antananarivo yesterday.
Motor Action faced a daunting task in the return leg after a 1-nil loss on home soil a fortnight ago, hence most football followers had written them off.
However, the Mighty Bulls defied the odds to subdue their hosts 4-3 on penalties, after the preliminary round duel had ended 1-all on aggregate.
Football analysts, Admire Taderera and Archie Mundava have given the Mighty Bulls the thumbs up for demonstrating great fighting spirit, when it had appeared they were down and out.
â€œThe team fought hard to salvage the game. It was really difficult because the Mighty Bulls were playing from home but that is the spirit needed in the Champions League,â€ Mundava said.
Motor Action lost the first leg to CNAPS Sports by a goal to nil a fortnight ago, but turned the tables on their hosts with a win by the same margin on Sunday, thanks to a Kudakwashe Musharu strike.
With the aggregate score tied on one all, the dreaded penalty shootout was left to decide the outcome.
The Bulls ball striking ability in the decisive shootout ensured a 4-3 win and passage into the next round of the CAF Champions League where they will face either former champions, Asec Mimosas of Cote Dâ€™Ivoire and ASC Snim of Mauritania.
Asec Mimosas carry a 7-nil lead into the second leg.