South Africa's Sundowns clinch CAF Champions League title in Egypt final

South Africa's Sundowns clinch CAF Champions League title in Egypt final
4.00 6

Published October 24th, 2016 - 14:48 GMT via SyndiGate.info

Rate Article:

 
PRINT Send Mail
comment (0)
Zamalek's striker Basem Morsy reacts after losing the CAF Champions League football competition following the final match against South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns on October 23, 2016 at the Borg el-Arab Stadium near Alexandria.
STRINGER / AFP
Zamalek's striker Basem Morsy reacts after losing the CAF Champions League football competition following the final match against South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns on October 23, 2016 at the Borg el-Arab Stadium near Alexandria. STRINGER / AFP

South Africa's Sundowns on Sunday won their first African Champions League title despite conceding a 1-0 defeat by Zamalek of Egypt in the second leg of the final in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria.

The South African squad won 3-1 on aggregate after thrashing Zamalek 3-0 in their first leg in Pretoria last week.

With this win, the Sundowns secure a place in the FIFA Club World Cup due in Japan in December.

The sole goal in Sunday's encounter was scored by Zamalek's Nigerian striker Stanly Ohawuchi in the 64th minute.

The guests' solid defence blocked the home team's further attempts to score.

Zamalek, one of Egypt's top squads, previously won the African Champions League five times. The last was in 2002.

All Rights Reversed for Saudi Press Agency

Add a new comment

 avatar