South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns achieved a comfortable 5-1 victory over Algeria’s CR Belouizdad at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Tanzania in Matchday 2 of the CAF Champions League.
The game was scheduled last week in Algeria but the Algerian authorities denied the entry of the South African team amid COVID-19 restrictions.
Belouizdad’s defender Chouaib Keddad received a red card after just three minutes from the start as he blocked the ball with his hands inside the box.
The referee gave Keddad a red card and awarded Sundowns a penalty, which Themba Zwane converted to put his team in front.
Amir Sayoud scored the equalizer for the Algerians, minutes before half time after chipping the ball over Sundowns’ goalkeeper.
The second half started with Sundowns powering forward in waves of attacks and they were able to add two goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half by Peter Shalulile and Zwane respectively.
Lebohang Maboe and Kermit Erasmus added another two goals for the South Africans
to make the result more humiliating.
Sundowns are leading the group with six points and they are the main contenders to reach the quarter-finals while CR Belouizdad share the bottom of the table with Sudan’s Al Hilal.