Mamelodi Sundowns are the winners of the first-ever African Football League following their 2-0 win over Wydad Athletic Club on Sunday afternoon at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.
The Brazilians are on the roof of African football.
A week after losing 2-1 in Casablanca, Rulani Mokwena and his men turned things around in South Africa today to claim the trophy.
The Chloorkop-based side completed a comeback in the second leg this afternoon with their goal machine Peter Shalulile opening the scoring at point blank just before the half-time (45+3) after El Motie failed to deflect the ball farer from the Namibian striker.
Mamelodi Sundowns went to the dressing room having equalized on aggregate as the scoreline was 2-2 with that Shalulile goal.
The second half was expected to be more explosive and it has been but Sundowns still managed to get the better out of their opponents adding a second goal in the 55th minute after Wydad’s defence lost the ball near the 16 yards and Audrey Modiba’s supersonic strike.
The game ended with that 2-0 scoreline and 3-2 on aggregate and Mamelodi are the champions of the fiest-ever African Football League.
Mamelodi Sundowns XI : Williams – Mvala, Mokoena, Lebusa, Mudau – Allende, Motiba, Boutouil – Shalulile, Zwane, Ribeiro Costa
Wydad XI : El Motie – Serrhat, Harkas, Abdoulfath, Al Amloud – Attiat Allah, Boussefiane, Draoui, Haimoud – El Bahri, Lahtimi