Mamelodi Sundowns defender Bangally Soumahoro and Goalkeeper Denis Onyango feature in this week’s CAF Top XI squad following their solid performance against the Tunisian champions Esperance in the Champions League.
CAF Top XI squad
Solid performance by ‘CAF Player of the year’ Denis Onyango in Mamelodi Sundowns goals were vital as the champions earn a point away in Tunisia in-front of thousand of Esperance fans full of fire-works.
The point moved the defending African champions to second spot on the four team log on five points, three points behind Esperance.
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The Brazilians simply could not afford to lose this clash if they had to keep their mission to defend their title alive as they withstood an early onslaught from the Tunisians, who were seemingly looking for an early goal.
In the of Wayne Adrense and Ricardo Nascimento, the Ivorian defender Bangaly Soumahoro stood up from conceding a late penalty to a hero when he led his defence of Motjeka Madisha, Anele Ngcongca, Tebogo Langerman against wave of attacks by the North Africans.
Mamelodi Sundowns will travel to Ethopia for their next CAF Champions League encounter against the Ethopian Chamions St Georges.
A win will guarantee the Brazilians safe passage to the next round.