Kaizer Chiefs were frustrated by a stubborn PWD Bamenda side in the Caf Champions League preliminary round second-leg match which ended in a 1-1 draw at FNB Stadium on Saturday night.
Amakhosi were confident of securing another win over Abakwa Boys after recording a 1-0 victory in the first-leg encounter which was played in Limbe, Cameroon last weekend.
Coach Gavin Hunt made four changes to the team which started in the first-leg clash as Philani Zulu, Kgotso Moleko, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo and Lebogang Manyama all made their return to the starting line-up.
Hunt's counterpart, David Pagou dropped club captain Louis Mbah from the starting line-up and Emmanuel Onyekweni started up front as the visitors looked to avenge the first-leg defeat to Amakhosi.
Chiefs controlled the match from the start with Lebogang Manyama pulling the strings from midfield for the hosts and he was also a threat from set-pieces.
The Bafana Bafana international's effort from a freekick which was heading for the top corner was brilliantly saved by Bamenda goalkeeper Kerrido Haschou, who was well-positioned.
Chiefs kept probing with the likes of Khama Billiat, Siphelele Ntshangase and Bernard Parker seeing a lot of the ball in Bamenda's half.
However, the Soweto giants found it difficult to penetrate the hosts' solid defence and they resorted to long-range shots with Anthony Akumu's effort from distance narrowly missing the target.
The hosts were awarded a free-kick in a promising area after Billiat was fouled. Manyama stepped up and he was denied by Haschou once again as pressure mounted on the Abakwa Boys.
However, Bamenda were able to contain Chiefs and the score was 0-0 at the interval with Amakhosi leading 1-0 on aggregate.
Manyama and Haschou continued their battle after the restart as the former's free-kick was punched away by the 24-year-old shot-stopper, who was having a good match.
The former Les Astres FC keeper then came out rushing to deny Parker, before tipping Billiat's curling corner-kick over the crossbar.
Leonardo Castro, who had replaced Ntshangase, tried his luck from range twice, but his shots went wide of the target without troubling Haschou.
Parker's attempt was blocked inside the box and Manyama fired over the crossbar from the rebound as Chiefs pushed for a late winning goal.
However, Bamenda stood firm at the back in the dying minutes of the match and ultimately, the encounter ended in a 0-0 draw on the night.
The result saw Chiefs advance to the first round where they will face Angolan club CD Primeiro De Agosto after winning their tie 1-0 on aggregate, while Bamenda crashed out of the competition.
Amakhosi will resume their PSL campaign with an encounter against Black Leopards at FNB Stadium on Tuesday, December 8.