S.Africa's Sundowns score vital away goal in 2-1 CL semi-final 1st-leg loss to ZESCO

Ahram Online , Saturday 17 Sep 2016

The return leg takes place on September 24 in Pretoria

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Archive photo of Khama Billiat of South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns celebrating a goal (Photo: Reuters)

Zambia's ZESCO United failed to preserve their two-goal home advantage, allowing Mamelodi Sundowns to score a vital away goal in the final minutes of their Champions League semi-final first-leg in Ndola.  

Two goals in quick succession through Jackson Mwanza and Mwelwa Mwape less than 10 minutes after the break put hosts ZESCO 2-0 in front, but Khama Billiat netted a crucial away goal for the South Africans four minutes from time.

Unlike the other semi-final first-leg, which saw Zamalek record a comprehensive 4-0 home victory over Morocco's Wydad Casablanca to set a foot in the final, the Zambians – who finished second of their last-eight Group A - look far from having guaranteed a place in the competition's final stage.

The return leg takes place a week later, where Sundowns host ZESCO in Pretoria and Zamalek visit Wydad in Rabat on 24 September.

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