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Medeama 2-0 Mamelodi Sundowns (3-3 agg): Mosimane's men crash out of Caf Confederation Cup

The Brazilians were defeated 2-0 by Medeama at the Sekondi-Takoradi Stadium and the latter won on the away goals rule after they were tied 3-3 on aggregate on Wednesday night

Mamelodi Sundowns
were looking for another victory over Ghanaian side Medeama SC in the Caf Confederation Cup play-off round second-leg game in Sekondi-Takoradi.

The South African giants were leading 3-1 on aggregate heading into the second-leg encounter.

The home side pressed the Brazilians in the opening stages of the game seeking an early goal and a gasping shot from Moses Sarpong narrowly missed the target four minutes into the game.

In the 17th minute, Mohammed Abass should have put Medeama into the lead, but the centre forward's header was well-saved by Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango.

Bernard Ofori produced a good strike five minutes later and the Medeama striker's attempt was brilliantly saved by Onyango as the home side continued to dominate.

Medeama were awarded a penalty four minutes after the half-hour mark. Then Malik Akowushstepped up and converted from the spot-kick to hand the home side the lead.

The Proudly Colourful Proud of the West were leading 1-0 during the half-time break.

Sundowns forward Khama Billiat nearly equalized five minutes after the restart, but he was well-denied by Medeama shot-stopper Muntari Tagoe.

On the hour-mark, the visitors pulled out Tebogo Langerman for Themba Zwane as the Brazilians searched for a crucial away goal.

However, former New Edubiase United striker Ofori doubled Medeama's lead five minutes later much to the delight of the home crowd.

Medeama managed to contain Sundowns in the remaining minutes and the former won 2-0 on the night.

The tie ended in a 3-3 draw and Ghanaian side progressed to the Confederation Cup group stages as they won on the away goals rule.


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