CAF : Mamelodi Sundowns brush Enyimba
Enyimba (0) 1 (Ojo 59′)
Mamelodi Sundowns had to restart their CAF Campaign from zero after their game against ES Setif in Algeria was chalked off.
After winning 2 -0 the fans of ES Setif spoiled the game and forced the the referee to call off the game .
This forced CAF to apply its rules and eliminate them from the competition.
Sundowns collected three points to be level with Zamalek at the top of the table.
Enyimba lost their game in row after losing to Zamalek in their first game.
Nigerian champions Enyimba have to win their next two games to have any chance of making it to the semi final
The game was entertaining with Enyimba taking the game to Sundowns and pinning them in their own half for sometime.
Thabo Nthethe had a big chance with a free-header at the back post early as the 13th minute.
Enyimba forward Ifeanyi Onuigbo forced a fine save from Wayne Sandilands moments later. The rebound ball came back to the visitors, but Onuigbo couldn’t direct his header on target.
Castro put Sundowns in the lead on 42 minutes after Keagan Dolly’s low cross was not dealt with and the Colombian forward bundled the ball home.
Enyimba started very slow in the second half but quickly picked up the pace
It was not a surprise when Enyimba leveled matters just before the hour-mark when Moses Ojo unleashed a thunderous strike from 35-yards after a needless corner was conceded by Sundowns. Sandilands poor punch fell for Oluwadamilare Ojo, who hammered home a stunning volley.
Bafana ba Style picked up the pace and showed they wanted to win the game
Castro’s header in the 67th minute forced Ocheje Enyimba goalkeeper to pull off a great save
Sundowns were at it again when Wayne Arendse went close as he headed wide from Dolly’s free kick before Khama Billiat drilled a shot just past the post.
Wayne Arendse grabbed the winner on the 78th minute when a ball floated in from the left fell kindly for him who powered home the finish despite the shotstopper getting a big hand on it.
Sundowns were able to comfortably see out the remainder of the game and march on to a semifinal spot in the three-team group.
Rheece Evans made his first appearance for Sundowns since December 2014 when he came on in injury-time for Asavela Mbekile.
Teko Modise ws absent from the squad due to flu
Sundowns: Sandilands, Mbekile (Evans 90′), Nthethe, Arendse, Langerman, Mabunda (S. Zwane 74′), Kekana, T Zwane (Malajila 73′), Dolly, Billiat, Castro.
Subs: Ngobeni, S Zwane, Evans, Moriri, Ngele,
Enyimba: Ocheje, Ojo, Akas, Kester, Anyanwu, Anaezemba, Ibenegbu (Udoh 54′) [Osadiaye 83′], Pyagbara, Onuigbo (Onyekachi 57′), Etor, Udoji.
Subs: Afelokhai, Ugwu, Thankgod, Abdulrazak