Mamelodi Sundowns lost 3-1 to Enyimba FC of Nigeria in their final CAF Champions League, Group B match held at Amiesimaka Stadium in Por...
Mamelodi Sundowns lost 3-1 to Enyimba FC of Nigeria in their final CAF Champions League, Group B match held at Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt on Tuesday evening.
A brace from Mfon Udoh and a stunning set piece from Uche John downed the South African side while Percy Tau netted the consolation for Sundowns.
Following the win, Enyimba remain rooted at the bottom of the group with three points and will miss the chance to play in the semifinals.
Thank you all for a great #CAFCL tournament! We'll return to the continent stronger! #WeAreEnyimba! pic.twitter.com/03Pcdfiwv9— Enyimba FC (@EnyimbaFC) August 23, 2016
The game started on a low note on the muddy surface due to rain, but it was the hosts who posed a threat as early as the first five minutes.
However, the hosts managed to break the deadlock in the 24th minute when Uche John unleashed a powerful set piece to beat Sandilands at his top corner and put Enyimba 1-0 up.
As they were kept under pressure, Pitso Mosimane's side moved the ball nicely and managed to pull one goal back through Tau who scored from close range in the 33rd minute following defensive errors by Enyimba, 1-1.
In the dying minutes of the first stanza, Sandilands slipped as he tried to clear the ball allowing Udoh an easy tap in after dispossessing him in the box to score making it 2-1 at halftime.
With just five minutes into the second half, Udoh netted a third goal from the penalty spot for the hosts as he was fouled by Rheece Evans in the box to make it 3-1.
Despite the loss, the Brazilians are still leading the group with nine points from three wins and will now play in the knockout stages as group winners.