Mamelodi Sundowns are the winners of the maiden edition of the African Football League. A fully charged Lucas Moripe Stadium painted with yellow colour was the finest day since 2016 in Mamelodi Sundown’s history.
The highly anticipated game lived up to its hype as Mamelodi Sundowns dominated the game right from the onset of the game.
It was not clear before the game as Rulani Mokwena confirmed that Sundowns would obey the decision of their medical staff concerning Peter Shalilule’s comeback.
The Namibian forward, 30, started his first game after missing all the Masandawana’s five games of the African Football League.
He connected brilliantly after Yousef El Motie had parried a shot and levelled the tie 2-2 for the Brazilians.
Aubrey Modiba, 28, grabbed the all-important goal which made it 3-2 on aggregate for the Masandawana.
Sundowns in the last 15 minutes made Wydad taste their poison by not making sure the game continued as it’s the way the North African sides normally use to win their crucial games at home.
A brilliant day for South African football in front of an imperial fleet of football gurus; FIFA president Giani Infantino, CAF president Patrice Motsepe and the legendary referee Piere Luigi Colina.
Mamelodi Sundown has become the first team to win the AFRICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE.