Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs knocked out of the CAF Champions League

Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs were knocked out of the CAF Champions League on Sunday April 5, 2015 by TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Raja Casablanca of Morocco respectively. Google+

Mamelodi Sundowns vs TP MazembeMamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs both had to start their campaigns in the preliminary rounds due to their poor performances in CAF Champions League in recent years.

Mamelodi Sundowns faced St Michel United of the Seychelles; the first leg of the match was played at Stade Linité, Roche Caïman, Mahé in the Seychelles and ended in a 1-1 draw, the second leg of the match was played Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa and the home side (Mamelodi Sundowns) emerged victorious by 3-0 and progressed by 4-1 on aggregate to the next round where they faced TP Mazembe.

Kaizer Chiefs began their campaign at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa against Township Rollers of Botswana and won the home side (Kaizer Chiefs) won 2-1 and in the return leg played at Botswana National Stadium in Gaborone the home side (Township Rollers) lost by 1-0 and Kaizer Chiefs progressed by 3-1 on aggregate to the next round to face Raja Casablanca.

In the first round of the 2015 CAF Champions League Mamelodi Sundowns faced four (4) times African Champions TP Mazembe, by all accounts a very formidable side, in the first leg played on March 14, 2015 at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria in South Africa it was the home (Mamelodi Sundowns) side who edged out the visitors by 1-0.

Mamelodi Sundowns is no small team, not by any stretch of imagination, however a 1-0 lead was always going to be less than enough going to the Stade TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi come April 5, 2015.

As we have all learned, it was, Mamelodi Sundowns were pommeled 3-1 by TP Mazembe at Stade TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi bowed out 3-2 on aggregate.

Kaizer Chiefs v s Raja CasablancaIn the first round of the 2015 CAF Champions League Kaizer Chiefs faced three (3) times African Champions Raja Casablanca.

In the first leg played Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa on March 15, 2015 Kaizer Chiefs lost 1-0 at home.

In the second leg  played on April 5, 2015 at Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca in Morocco Kaizer Chiefs were defeated 2-0 and booted out of the CAF Champions League by a 3-0 aggregate.

These two results mean that there will be no South African team in the 2015 CAF Champions League going forward; however, there is still one South African team remaining in once continental competition – Orlando Pirates played to a 2-2 draw away to Uganda Revenue Authority SC (URA) at Mandela National Stadium in Kampala, Uganda.

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