Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO
  • Sundowns (RSA) 1-2 Esperance (Tunisia)
[/media-credit] Denis Onyango conceded twice against Esperance Credit: © Kawowo Sports / AISHA NAKATO

Mamelodi Sundowns suffered their first ever home CAF Champions League defeat thanks to a late winner from Esperance of Tunisia at Lucas Moripe stadium, Pretoria.

Yassine Khenissi scored a brace for the Tunisian side while Sibusizo Vilakazi scored the consolation goal for the home team.

Khenissi put the visitors into the lead inside six months before Vilakazi levelled in the 21st minute.

With a draw seemingly the result on the day, Khenissi scored the winner from the spot in the 90th minute to take Esperance to 7 points in the group.

Sundowns, winners at AS Vita in their previous encounter have now failed to win at home in their two CAF Champions League matches this season.

The Brazilians are second with three points adrift but may end up third at the end of the match day three depending on the result from the other group game between Ethiopia’s St. George and AS Vita of DR Congo who face off later on Saturday.

Pitso Mosimane’s side played without the inspirational Hlompho Kekana, Khama Billiat, Anthony Laffor and Ricardo Nascimento due to injuries.

Sundowns’ next game is away to Esperance on June 21, 2017 and must pick a decent result to keep chances of defending their title alive.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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