CAFCL: Martins seals 1st win for Lobi Stars over Sundowns

Caf Club Cups By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 11/01/2019

Mathias Martins seals first win for Lobi Star in the 2-1 CAF Champions League Group A opener over Mamelodi Sundowns at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Friday evening.

The South African outfit take the lead through Anthony Laffor in the 38th minutes of the encounter after Gastón Sirino finds himself on the end of a well placed through ball and cuts it back in the box for Liberia international who makes no mistake to slot past Olufemi Kayode to make 1-0.

Yaya Soumaila Kone equaliser from the spot kick for Lobi Stars one minute before the interval after Sunday Adetunji was brought down inside in the penalty box and send Mweene the wrong way.

Zambia number keeper produced two stunning saves in the 49th minute to deny Adetunj firstly, the Mweene got a hand to a header from the towering marksman before thwarting a superbly executed volley into the net Immediately out for offside by the centre-referee.

However, Mathias Martins help Nigerian Profesional Football League Champions to come from behind to get the three maximum point in the eight minutes after the restart of the second half with a crisp left-footed finish to put Ortom boys ahead for the first time.

Lobi Stars now lead Group A with three points as Wydad Casablanca host ASEC Mimosas in the second group game