By DEWAH Fabrice
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
South African outfit, Mamelodi Sundowns have overpowered Congolese outfit TP Mazembe 2-1 to continue their perfect start of life in the group phase of the 2020/2021 CAF Champions League competition.
Playing at a near empty TP Mazembe Stadium in Lubumbashi this Saturday March 6, 2020, the Brazilians netted twice in the second segment to seal the much awaited win for the 2016 winners.
The visitors opened scores at the 67th minute via forward Shalulile Peter who benefitted from the inattentiveness of the Congolese defenders to slot in a perfect Mshishi assist.
The Central African giants brought parity into the game 15 minutes later through striker Tresor Mputu who punished goalkeeper Denis Onyango after communication fault between the Ugandan national team captain and Sundown defenders.
TP Mazembe’s equalizer brought in more rigor and competitiveness to the game with both sides who shared a 50/50 ball possession showing series of goal poaching attempts to gather all three points of the day.
Efforts from the likes of Guinean forward, Moustapha Kouyate and Mputu failed to harvest the 5 time holders a much needed winner against a steady Onyango.
Sundowns crowned their rioting good run in the competition with a 90 minute free kick goal brilliantly curved in by Namibian left back Lyle Lakay who slotted in his 3rd goal of this year’s CAF Champions League competition to ensure the Brazilians picked their 3rd win over the Lubumbashi outfit in 4 meetings.
This Saturday’s win maintained the coach Rhulani Moskwena led team at the top of pool B with 9 points ahead of TP Mazembe, current holders, Al Ahly of Egypt and Algerian side, CR Belouidad. They now count 7 consecutive wins in all competitions.
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