Sundowns finishes Mazembe’s 74 undefeated home record – Soccer Sports

Johannesburg (AFP) -South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns set a 2-1 undefeated home record in 74 games at the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Team TP Mazembe’s African Games on Saturday.

Set-piece specialist Lyle Raki scored directly from the free kick, and with 20 seconds remaining, Pretoria’s outfit won a famous victory in the southern Congolese city of Lubumbashi.

Namibian Peter Charles opened the 2016 African Championship Sundowns in the 67th minute as Mazembe’s player sued offside in an unattended stadium due to a coronavirus pandemic.

Veteran Tresor Mputu, widely regarded as one of the greatest African footballers who has never played in Europe, was leveled in the 82nd minute by punishing defensive hesitation from Mosa Lebusa. It was.

“We were very well prepared for this match,” said Mankova Munkiti, co-head coach of Sundowns, after becoming the first South African club to win Lubumbashi.

“The boys have played in confident matches born from undefeated 22 national and international matches since October last year.

“I don’t know why the ball wasn’t scored in the first half after putting it on the net,” added Pitso Mosimane’s successor, who joined Egyptian and African giant Al Ahli last September. ..

Five-time African champion Mazembe lost his last home CAF match in October 2009, losing 2-0 to Sudan’s Al Hilal in the Champions League semifinals.

Since its shocking defeat, Ravens has won 61 games in the Champions League, Confederation Cup and Super Cup, scoring 13 draws and 166 goals, and admitting 34 games before playing against the Sundowns.

– Good day for South Africa –

With success, Sundowns scored up to 9 points from three mid-stage matches in Group B, while Algeria’s Mazembe, Giral and CR Belouizdad each scored two points.

On a good day for South Africa, third-placed Kaizer Chiefs defeated Group C for the first time, with Eric Mathoho and Happy Macian defeating Angola visitor Petro Atletico 2-0.

Zamalek, who lost to Early in the All-Egypt 2020 Champions League final, were sent off Ahmed Elfatu in the 58th minute after receiving two yellow cards after losing to Tunisia’s Esperance 3-1.

El Fatou scored a goal for the Tunis club early in the second half, with Muhammad Ali Ben Romdane scoring a half-time stroke after canceling William Togai’s goal in Côte d’Ivoire.

Esperance’s top group D scored 7 points, Algeria’s Murodia Algiers scored 5 points after winning 1-0 at Senegal’s bottom Tunges, and Zamalek scored only 2 points.

Surprise Group A front runner Simba of Tanzania defeated defending champion Early at home in a 0-0 draw with Sudanese Al-Merrikh at Omdurman.

After the match, Tunisia’s Nasreddin Navi, who scored only one goal in three games, is at the bottom of the table.

Winger Mahmood Kahalaba, who hosted a V-Club in the Democratic Republic of the Congo late Saturday and was reportedly clashed with Mosimane, was suspended for a month and fined $ 12,500 (€ 10,500). ..

– Soccer Sports

Sundowns finishes Mazembe’s 74 undefeated home record Sundowns finishes Mazembe’s 74 undefeated home record

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