Mamelodi Sundowns registered a record breaking 11-1 demolition against Cote d’Or of Seychelles, which is the biggest win in the history of the CAF Champions League. The 2016 winners cruised into the group stage for the fifth season in a row 16-1 on aggregate, also another record as far as the premier continental club championship is concerned.
The goals, which were led by a hat-trick from Sibusiso Vilakazi as the Seychellois champions tasted unarguably the worst footballing moment.
Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane made just four changes to his regular side, and the decision paid dividends as the team was already 6-0 ahead at halftime.
It did not take long for the Brazilians to show what they wanted in the match, when Themba Zwane scored on the ninth minute.
Gaston Sirino, who has been on good form for the Premier Soccer League champions in the last weeks, made it 2-0, before Vilakazi started a party of his own.
The first of Vilakazi’s three goals on the night came on the 21st minute, and three minutes later he added to his tally.
Vilakazi scored his third of the match five minutes before halftime, while Thapelo Morena also got in on the act, making it half a dozen goals before the break.
More goals came in the second half as Motjeka Madisha, Anele Ngcongca and Zwane added three more goals, before Sirino forced Cote d’Or goalkeeper Beniot into an own-goal.
Pitso Mosimane will not happy with the fact that his team conceded, as Voavy scored a consolation with 11 minutes left.
New Sundowns striker Mauricio Affonso introduced himself to the club’s fans with a goal on debut as Sundowns wrapped up an emphatic win.
Mamelodi Sundowns: (9′, 74′ Zwane, 19′ Sirino, 21′, 24′, 39′ Vilakazi, 43′ Morena, 47′ Madisha, 57′ Ngcongca, 82′ Affonso). Côte d’Or FC: (77′ Beniot OG, 79′ Voavy)
STARTING: Kennedy Mweene, Thapelo Morena, Motjeka Madisha, Wayne Arendse (C), Lyle Lakay, Andile Jali, Oupa Manyisa, Sphelele Mkhulise, Themba Zwane, Gaston Sirino, Sibusiso Vilakazi
SUBS: Reyaad Pieterse, Tebogo Langerman, Anele Ngcongca, Phakamani Mahlambi, Mosa Lebusa, Mauricio Affonso, Rivaldo Coetzee