Sundowns set new milestone with massive win

Sundowns set new milestone with massive win
Gaston Sirino of Sundowns celebrates goal with Sibusiso Vilikazi (l) during the 2019/20 CAF Champions League football match between Sundowns and Cote DOr (Seychelles) at Lucas Moripe Stadium, Pretoria on 27 September 2019 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Nick Said

Saturday Sep 28, 2019. 11:00

Mamelodi Sundowns’ 11-1 thrashing of Seychelles side Cote d’Or was their biggest ever win in African club competition, but nowhere near the largest margin of victory in the team’s history.

Sundowns put the islanders to the sword in their African Champions League second round, second leg clash in Pretoria to claim a 16-1 aggregate success and book a place in the group stages.

The South African side netted via a hat-trick from Sibusiso Vilakazi, and goals from Themba Zwane (two), Gaston Sirino, Thapelo Morena, Motjeka Madisha, Anele Ngcongca, Mauricio Affonso and an own goal from Benoit Marie.

The goal for Uruguayan Affonso was his first for the club and came on debut.

Sundowns’ previous biggest victory in African club competition was a 6-1 success over AS Vacoas-Phoenix from Mauritius in 2009 Confederation Cup, while they also beat Egyptian giants Al Ahly and Cote d’Or, in the first leg of this tie, 5-0.

It is the biggest margin of victory for any South African club on the continent, beating the 9-0 win for their Tshwane rivals SuperSport United over Red Star from Seychelles in the 2005 Confederation Cup.

Sundowns’ largest ever margin of victory though was a 24-0 success over Powerlines in the 2012 Nedbank Cup, a South African record that is unlikely to ever be beaten.

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