CAF Champions League Sundowns secure TP Mazembe revenge to finish top of group

Mamelodi Sundowns recorded a 1-0 win courtesy of a first-half Peter Shalulile penalty to finish top of Group A in their CAF Champions League clash at Lucas Moripe Stadium.

Masandawana put on a very calculated display at the Lucas Moripe Stadium to secure the 1-0 victory on Saturday. After a cagey opening stanza, the AFL Champions started to string passes together before club top scorer Lucas Ribeiro was brought down in the box in the 36th minute.

Namibian striker Peter Shalulile duly converted the spot kick in the 38th-minute to end his barren run in front of goal. The home side did not panic after getting the lead, maintaining their constant passing and pressing game, starving the visiting Congolese side of the ball. Sundowns started the second half brightly with Themba Zwane having his left-footed strike saved by Senagalede goalkeeper Alioune Badara Faty in the first minute of the second half.

Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Ronwen Williams was instrumental with his passing game throughout the match with new right-back Zuko Mdunyelwa also being impressive during the encounter. The Chloorkop side afforded TP Mazembe no clear-cut opportunities in the second half as they put in a matured display to seal top spot in Group A.


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 en.Africatopsports.com.

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