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Lobi Stars begin Champions League campaign with win over Sundowns

Lobi Stars kicked off their CAF Champions League campaign with a win over South African side, Mamelodi Sundowns at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium in Enugu on Friday.

The Nigeria pro-league club defeated their visitors 2-1 to ensure Sundown’s record of zero win in west Africa continues.

Anthony Laffor shot Mamelodi Sundowns into the lead after 38 minutes of play with an easy tap in.

But Lobi drew level with the last kick of the first half through a penalty, which Yaya Kone converted by sending Kennedy Mweene the wrong way.

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Lobi picked up the win after Samuel Mathias scored from close range on 52 minutes.

In the other group game, Wydad Casablanca defeated Asec 5-2 on matchday 1 at home.

The triumph took Wydad to the top of Group A with a higher goal difference than Lobi Stars.

Lobi Stars are away to Asec Mimosa in their next game billed for the Felix Houphouet-Boigny stadium on the 19th of January while Mamelodi Sundowns will host Wydad Casablanca.

 

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