CAF CC: Lobi Stars beat Mamelodi Sundowns to pick Group A opening match win

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 Cup 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 Cup League.
In the match played at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu, the visiting side drew the first blood in the 38th minute through 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.
Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco host ASEC Mimosas of Cote D’Ivoire in Rabat in the group’s other Match Day 1 fixture.
Match Day 2 fixtures in the group will come up on January 19, with Lobi Stars visiting ASEC Mimosas in Abidjan and Mamelodi Sundowns hosting Wydad AC in Pretoria.

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