The away goals rule came to haunt Mamelodi Sundowns for the second time in continental competition this season after they were eliminated from the CAF Confederation Cup by Medeama SC.
The match in Sekondi in Ghana on Wednesday night ended in a 2-0 win for the home side and a 3-3 aggregate score-line after Downs had won the first leg game 3-1 in Tshwane. But Medeama’s away goal was to prove the difference as they advanced to the group stage at the Brazilians’ expense.
The Ghanaians came out fighting on their home turf and went 1-0 up 10 minutes before half time when Malik Akwa netted from the spot after Thabo Nthethe’s challenge had been penalized.
The second goal came in the 65th minute, Bernard Aforu scoring what turned out to be the winner.
The 2015/ 2016 Absa Premiership champions were also knocked out of the 2016 CAF Champions League on the away goals rule, following a 2-2 aggregate draw with AS Vita of the DR Congo over two legs.