CAFCL: Sundowns subdue Lobi Stars in Pretoria

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PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 09: of Lebohang Maboe of Mamelodi Sundowns celebrates his goal with teammates during the CAF Champions League match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Lobi Stars at Lucas Moripe Stadium on March 09, 2019 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)
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BY: Abidoye Babatunde

 

 

Lobi Stars of Makurdi suffered a 3-0 defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns away in South Africa in their fifth H group game of the CAF Champions League played on Saturday, March 9, BSNSports reports.

The Brazilians took the lead as early in the second minute when defender Morena blasted the ball from close range past hapless Lobi Stars goalkeeper Olufemi Kayode.

On the half hour mark, Kayode produced an excellent diving save to deny Lebohang Maboe’s point blank header as Sundonws continued to look for the second goal.

However, Themba Zwane doubled the Brazilians lead in the 38th minute.

Two minutes later, Lebohang Maboe scored his side’s third goal of the game. He dribbled past the entire Lobi Stars defence before hitting the back of the net with a fine finish.

Solomon Ogbeide’s men will now host Asec Mimosas of Ivory Coast in their last group game on Saturday, March 16 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.

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