Lobi stars eclipse Sundowns in CAF Champions League

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Lobi Stars beat Mamelodi Sundowns in Group A of CAF Champions League

Lobi Stars Football Club of Makurdi on Friday beat visiting Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa 2-1 in their Group A Match Day 1 fixture in the 2018/2019 CAF Champions League.

In the match played at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu, the visiting side drew the first blood in the 38th minute through Liberian Anthony Laffor.

Yaya Kone however drew the hosts level seven minutes later from the penalty spot, sending the ball past goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene after an infringement on Sunday Adetunji.

The hosts went a gear up in the second half and in the 52nd minute Samuel Matthias scored to put them in front.

They held on thereafter to maintain the scoreline for a win which gives them the three points.

In the other Group A match, Moroccans Wydad, who won the competition a second time two years ago, scored four second-half goals to trounce Ivory Coast visitors ASEC Mimosas 5-2 in Rabat.

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Source: News Agency of Nigeria