3pm – Hello and welcome to Futbalgalore.com’e live text coverage of the CAF Champions League meeting between Lobi Stars and Mamelodi Sundowns at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Friday. Kickoff is at 5pm.
3:05pm – Stars reached the group stage after defeating Kenyan giants Gor Mahia in the first round tie late last month.
The tie ended in a 3-3 draw on aggregate and the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) side won on the away goals rule.
They will look to Sikiru Alimi, who hit the back of the net twice against Gor Mahia, when they take on a much-fancied Sundowns side.
3:07pm – Meanwhile, Sundowns booked their place in the last 16 after eliminating Libyan giants Al Ahli Benghazi in December 2018.
The South African Absa Premiership giants thumped Al Ahli 4-0 on aggregate with the first-leg encounter having ended in a 0-0 draw.
The Brazilians, who won the Champions League in 2016, will be banking on their captain Hlompho Kekana’s experience when they face Stars.
4:30pm – Lobi Stars XI: Kayode Olufemi 30, John Lazarus 24, Duru Ebube 3, Aghahowa Otakho 6, Bashiru Monsuru 23, Olisema Ekene 29, Ogunye Austine 25, Samuel Mathias 19, Adetunji Sunday 2, Ojo Oluwadamilare 26, Kone Yaya 7
Subs: Egbe Ospino 21, Kwambe Solomon 18, Kelly Kester 11, Cletus Itodo 8, Olukokun Najeem 15, Mbah Ezekiel 12
4:35pm – Mamelodi Sundowns XI: Kennedy Mweene 1, Ricardo 3, Nusa Lebusa 2, Rivaldo Coetzee 19, Lyle Lakay 12, Samuel Mabunda 13, Hlompho Kekana 8, Thapelo Morena 27, Anthony Laffor 28, Leandro Sirino 10, Lebohang Maboe 15
1 min KICKOFF: We are up and running at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium. Lobi Stars 0-0 Mamelodi Sundowns.
4 min: Hlompho with a defense spliting pass finds Laffor on the run but the Kayode is to quick and clears outside the box.
8 min: Chance! Nascimento with a perfect header from a corner, puts the Lobi Stars keeper to the test as he just keeps the ball out of the net.
10 min: Lobi Stars 0-0 Mamelodi Sundowns.
14 min: The two sides are pressing for the opener. Lobi Stars 0-0 Mamelodi Sundowns.
18 min: Mweene goes momentarily as he comes out heroically to clear the danger after a tricky Lobi Stars ball creeps into the box.
22 min: Lobi Stars 0-0 Mamelodi Sundowns.
28 min: Kennedy Mweene steps ahead of Kone, after a successfull through ball Mweene is quick off his line to collect the ball as they attempt to get accross the face of the goal. Lobi Stars 0-0 Mamelodi Sundowns.
37 min: Goal! Sirnio finds himself on the end of a well placed through ball and cuts it back in the box for Laffor who makes no mistake in scoring the opener for the game. Lobi Stars 0-1 Mamelodi Sundowns.
43 min: Penalty for Lobi Stars as their frontman goes down in the box. Lobi Stars 0-1 Mamelodi Sundowns.
44 min: Goal! Yaya Kone level up from the box. Lobi Stars 1-1 Mamelodi Sundowns.
HT: Lobi Stars 1-1 Mamelodi Sundowns.
46 min: KICKOFF: We are underway for the second half. Lobi Stars 1-1 Mamelodi Sundowns.
49 min: MWEENE AGAIN! This time the shot-stopper with an acrobatic save to stop the ball from finding the top corner. Lobi Stars 1-1 Mamelodi Sundowns
51 min: Ebube Duru finds the back of the net after the initial shot from range bounces around in the box and he manages to poach one back. Lobi Stars 2-1 Mamelodi Sundowns
57 min: Lobi Stars 2-1 Mamelodi Sundowns
65 min: Lobi Stars (44′ Kone, 51′ Duru) 2-1 Mamelodi Sundowns (37′ Laffor)
FT Lobi Stars 2-1 Mamelodi Sundowns