Mashego sends Sundowns through

2016-02-29 08:06
Khama Billiat and Katlego Mashego (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns scored in added time to secure progression to the first round of the CAF Champions League with a 2-1 aggregate win over Chicken Inn.

Sundowns picked up where they left off in the first leg and Khama Billiat came close to opening the scoring, forcing the Chicken Inn goalkeeper into a spectacular save with a fierce effort from range.

The Brazilians finally broke the deadlock in the 34th minute when Arendse nodded home a cross after being picked out unmarked at the far post.

There was a massive scare for Downs just before the break when Michelle Katswairo cracked an effort off the post after he had gone past Denis Onyango.

Right after the break, Anthony Laffor hit the sidenetting after a decent attacking move in the 50th minute, before Leandro Castro also missed a chance six minutes later.

Laffor was in the action again minutes later when he missed another brilliant scoring opportunity.

And with the tie set for extra time, Sundowns were handed a gift when Billiat was brought crashing down in the area.

Mashego stepped up from the spot and fired home into the bottom right-hand corner to seal the win in the third minute of injury time.

Mamelodi Sundowns will now face a tie against Congolese side AC Leopards in the next round of the competition.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

25 October 2016
Chippa United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
26 October 2016
Ajax Cape Town v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
28 October 2016
Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Chippa United v Platinum Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.