On This Day in 2016 - Mamelodi Sundowns crowned CAFCL champions

On This Day in 2016 - Mamelodi Sundowns crowned CAFCL champions
Players celebrate with trophy after Sundowns win the 2016 CAF Champions League Final

by Bertin Basson

Friday Oct 23, 2020. 16:00

On this day in 2016, Mamelodi Sundowns were crowned Caf Champions League winners for the first time following a 3-1 aggregate win over Zamalek.


The Brazilians beat Zamalek 3-0 in Atteridgeville thanks to goals from Anthony Laffor, Tebogo Langerman and an own goal from Eslam Gamal. Stanley Ohawuchi scored the only goal in the second-leg hosted in Alexandria, but Sundowns had done enough to claim the continental crown.


Four years later and Pitso Mosimane has another shot at claiming Africa’s premier club prize. The former Bafana Bafana coach left Sundowns for Al Ahly this month after eight successful years at Chloorkop.


Al Ahly, who are record eight-time champions of the tournament, take on Wydad Casablanca in the second-leg of their semifinal showdown on Friday evening, following a 2-0 win for the Egyptian’s in Morocco last weekend.


The aggregate winner will face either Raja Casablanca or Zamalek in the final next month.


Relive all the action from the 2016 final, here:








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