Mamelodi Sundowns produced a spectacular performance to beat AS Maniema Union at 2-0 Loftus Versfeld Stadium and advance to the CAF Champions League group stages.
Midfielder Rivaldo Coetzee got in with the action towards the goal as his shot was blocked by Maniema’s defender and gave Downs a free kick outside the box. Left footer Lyle Lakay stepped up to curl the ball into the Congolese goalposts to give Sundowns the lead.
It was Peter Shalulile who was on hand to give Bafana ba Style a two goal lead and widen the gap on aggregate. Shalulile’s goal put Bafana Ba Style in total control and dominance. Maniema was not to be pushed over, the Congolese giants put on a fight with spectacular moments in attack that were close enough to threaten Downs’ dominance.
Mamelodi Sundowns advance to the group stages of the highly anticipated continental football competition with a 4-2 aggregate.