Lobi Stars failed to match their words with action against Mamelodi Sundowns who defeated their visitors 3-0 in their CAF Champions League matchday five fixture at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in South Africa on Saturday.
Mamelodi who are regular campaigners in the continent’s flagship competition wasted no time in getting on the scorer’s sheet through Thapelo Morena who gave the home side the lead in the second minute.
The pressure continued for Lobi Stars when eight minutes to the end of the first half, Gaston Sirino capitalised on a defensive error to set up Themba Zwane for Sundowns second goal.
Not done yet, Sundowns were determined to extend the lead which they did through Lebohang Maboe who dribbled past the entire Lobi defence before finding the back of the net to the delight of fans.
Lobi Stars now walk a tight rope of qualifying for the quarter final stage of the competition. while Sundowns are through after topping group A with 10 points from five matches. Lobi are fourth in the group with four points.
Solomon Ogbeide’s men will host Asec Mimosas of Ivory Coast in their last group game on Saturday on March 16 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.
Elsewhere in Abidjan, Ivorian champions ASEC Mimosas beat Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco 2-0 in another Group A clash.
Burkinabe-import Amed Toure scored twice in the secon half to settle matters.
Wydad Casablanca and Asec Mimosas sit in second and third position with seven points each.