On Friday, 15 September, Mamelodi Sundowns displayed their prowess as they faced off against Burundi Premier League representatives, Bumamuru, in the second preliminary round of the CAF Champions League.
The South African champions left no room for doubt about their superiority, securing a resounding 4-0 victory at the Azam Complex Stadium.
Lucas Costa Leads the Way
The scoring spectacle was initiated by Brazilian midfielder Lucas Costa, who showcased his skills with a brace in the 12th and 37th minutes of the match.
These early goals set the tone for Mamelodi Sundowns’ dominance.
Lesiba Nku’s Contribution
Shortly after, striker Lesiba Nku added to the tally with a goal in the 41st minute.
The consistent flow of goals from the Sundowns highlighted their command of the game and their intent to secure a decisive first-leg advantage.
Peter Shalulile Seals the Deal
As the match progressed, marksman Peter Shalulile made his mark, sealing the comprehensive victory with a goal in the 80th minute.
Mamelodi Sundowns had made a statement with their performance, leaving Bumamuru with an uphill battle in the upcoming second leg.
The Path Forward for Sundowns
With this commanding 4-0 win, Mamelodi Sundowns is now firmly in the driver’s seat as they head into the second leg, scheduled for 30 September.
They are now the odds-on favorites to advance to the next stage of the CAF Champions League, and their fans will be eagerly anticipating their performance on home turf.
Mamelodi Sundowns’ triumph not only underscores their strength as a team but also demonstrates the caliber of talent and skill present in the South African soccer scene.
The victory is a testament to the hard work and preparation put in by the players and coaching staff, and it sets the stage for an exciting second leg matchup.