Sundowns secure semi-final berth in CCL

Edwin  - CEO April 5, 2024
Updated 2024/04/06 at 12:47 AM
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Image credit: CAFonline
Image credit: CAFonline

Gun down Young Africans in a tense penalty shootout victory



Mamelodi Sundowns have clinched their spot in the semi-final of the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League after a tense penalty shootout victory over Young Africans on Friday, CAFonline reports.
The South African giants had to dig deep to defeat their resilient Tanzanian opponents, and the match culminated in a goalless draw after extra time.
The dramatic shootout unfolded, ending 3-2 in favor of Sundowns.
Young Africans proved to be formidable adversaries, fiercely contesting every ball and frustrating their South African counterparts.
Despite relentless pressure from Sundowns, the Tanzanian side held firm, with goalkeeper Ronwen Williams particularly influential in keeping his team in the game.
A pivotal moment came in the 51st minute when Ivorian forward Joseph Guede squandered a golden opportunity to break the deal block by failing to beat the vigilant Williams in a one-on-one situation.
Despite mounting pressure, Young Africans remained resolute, with their defensive line standing firm against waves of Sundowns attacks.
The deadlock persisted until the penalty shootout, where Williams emerged as the hero. He saved two crucial spot-kicks to propel Sundowns to victory.
The triumph marks another milestone for Williams, named the best goalkeeper in the recent TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire 2023.
With their place secured in the final, Sundowns now await the clash winner between ASEC Mimosas and Esperance.

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