On this day in 2016: Sundowns crowned CAFCL winners for 1st time

On this day in 2016: Sundowns crowned CAFCL winners for 1st time

- Mamelodi Sundowns made history on 23 October 2016 when they won their first ever CAF Champions League trophy

- Sundowns beat Egyptian giants Zamalek in the final

- The Brazilians achieved an impressive 3-1 aggregate victory over two legs

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Briefly.co.za decided to honour Mamleodi Sundowns on Wednesday as 23 October marks the three-year anniversary of their maiden CAF Champions League victory.

After establishing some dominance in the Premier Soccer League, Patrice Motsepe's club seemingly changed focus with the objective of attaining continental glory.

In 2016, that dream became a reality when they emerged victorious over Zamalek in the final.

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The Brazilians achieved an impressive 3-1 aggregate victory over the two legs.

Memorable photos of the historic day were shared via Twitter and Briefly.co.za reflected on some of the colourful reactions.

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McClangu (@McClangu) highlighted a key moment in the lead up to the final:

"When Billiat scored important away goal against Zesco United in Ndola Zambia. I was very excited, that game was very difficult for us."

Sbongiseni Mazibuko (@SboMazibuko) lauded his favourite player:

"@percymuzitau22 ntwana, you were on disbelief mode. You made us proud, as always."

Mthulisi (@mthue8) was filled with pride:

"The day our place in the stars was sealed...what a night."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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