CAF Champions League Mamelodi Sundowns defeat Nouadhibou to seal last eight spot

Mamelodi Sundowns sealed their place in the quarter-finals of the CAF Champions League thanks to their Group A 2-0 victory away at Mauritanian club Nouadhibou on Saturday.

First-half goals from Grant Kekana and Themba Zwane ensured the Pretoria club progressed to the quarter-finals and keep them in the hunt for the title. Sundowns started brightly and deservedly went ahead midway through the first half when Kekana headed home a Marcelo Allende free-kick.

The hosts remained in control for the rest of the game, with the lively Zwane adding a second in the 70th minute courtesy of a fine assist from substitute Lebohang Mokoena.

It was a dominant display from Sundowns, who peppered the Nouadhibou goal with shots throughout. Goalkeeper Babacar Diop pulled off several good saves to keep the scoreline respectable for the visitors.

In the end though, Sundowns’ quality shone through as they made it four wins from five games in Group A to book a last-eight spot with one match remaining. Defeat for Nouadhibou means the Mauritanians are eliminated at the group stage in their first ever Champions League campaign.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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