Mamelodi Sundowns came from a goal down to secure a valuable 1-1 draw in a first-leg preliminary 2015 CAF Champions League game at Stade Linite on Saturday.
The Brazilians headed to the Seychelles knowing the challenge that awaited them and it was what the South African champions expected with Pitso Mosimane's troops trailing till deep into the encounter.
Having won close to 40 domestic titles in their short history, St Michel put up a good fight and opened the scoring with 65 minutes on the clock.
'Downs though continued to press forward and were finally rewarded with seven minutes remaining.
Zimbabwean attacker Khama Billiat popped up to continue his rich vein of form, bagging a priceless away goal for the Bafana Ba'Style.
The return leg will take place at Lucas Moripe Stadium on 28 February.