Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi was sent to the showers as nine-man Kaizer Chiefs pipped Wydad Casablanca 1-0 in their penultimate CAF Champions League group stage clash.
Amakhosi were forceful in the early exchanges and Bernard Parker came close to giving them the lead in the 17th minute with an acrobatic strike that missed wide.
Gavin Hunt’s charges were holding Wydad around their own box but played into their hands with long crosses that were dealt with comfortably at the back.
The Moroccan side were getting out of their defensive shell towards the end of the first stanza, which saw Chiefs reduced to ten men five minutes before the break after goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi was shown a straight red card for handling the ball outside the box.
Manyama was sacrificed for Itumeleng Khune to come on in place of the Nigerian, as the first stanza ended goalless at FNB Stadium.
Water FC product, Michael Babatunde was subbed off at the break by Wydad Casablanca.
The winner arrived through Bernard Parker in the 48th minute.
Striker Samir Nurkovic was sent off with one minute left on the clock.
Kaizer Chiefs are 3rd in Group C with eight points from five games. They need three points against Horoya on April 10 in order to qualify for the knockout phase.