Mamelodi Sundowns boosted their chance of progressing to the Caf Champions League group stage play-offs after defeating Congo’s AC Leopard 2-0 in the second round, first leg at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday evening.
After being frustrated most of the half, the home side finally broke the deadlock in the 45th minute from Keegan Dolly’s cracker – which was his second in successive matches.
Striker Leonard Castro double the lead a minute after the break with a strike from outside the box to put the Brazilians in control.
Sundowns, who needed a last-minute penalty to dispatch Chicken Inn from Zimbabwe in the first round, have given themselves a huge advantage in the encounter.
AC Leopard were no strangers to South African teams having faced Orlando Pirates in the group stages of the 2013 Champions League and the 2015 Confederation Cup.
Sundowns XI: Mbekile, Arendse, Soumahoro, Langerman, Kekana, Modise, Mashaba, Dolly, Billiat, Castro
Subs: Mweene, Zwane S, Moriri, Zwane T, Malajila, Mashego, Laffor