African Football League (AFL) side Mamelodi Sundowns were the biggest winners during the weekend CAF Champions League matches as they thrashed Burundian outfit Bumamuru 4-0 in a match played in Tanzania on Friday.
The South African side are one of the eight teams that will take part in the inaugural AFL tournament which kicks off in Tanzania next month.The huge win has put Sundowns in a strong position to make it to the next stage when they host the second leg at the end of this month.
A 13th minute penalty opened the scoring for Sundowns after Lucas Ribeiro netted from the spot.The goal inspired Sundowns to search for a second and were eventually rewarded when Lucas doubled his efforts with a finish in the box.Lesiba Nku then made it three in no time taking his opportunity in the box allowing his side to take the break with a comfortable lead.
Come the second half and the visitors had to do everything to break down a resolute backline as their opponents defended with everything.But it was Namibian marksman Peter Shalulile who broke the deadlock scoring with ten minutes to full time.
Petro also won their match against Mozambican side UD do Songo 2-1 to inch closer to the group stage of the tournament. Defender Kinito netted two goals in the 87th and 94th minute for his side. Mozambican international Reginaldo Faite scored for the losers in the 90th minute.
In Malawi, T.P Mazembe beat Nyasa Bullets by a single goal scored in the 46th minute by Cheik Oumar Abdalla.
Algerian international defender Mohammed Amin Tougay scored a 27th minute penalty for Tunisian giants Esperance who beat Aldiwana Burkini 1-0 away.
Morrocan side Waydad Athletic were held to a 1-1 tie by Hafia Konakry setting up a tough second leg tie at the end of September.