CAF names best 11 for Matchday 4 with Mamelodi Sundowns' Modise, Nthethe and Billiat making the grade
Posted: 2 August 2016 Time: 13:50
Three players from the Mamelodi Sundowns side that beat Zamalek last week in the CAF Champions League have been named in the CAF Best Eleven for Match Day Four.
Thabo Nthethe, Teko Modise and Khama Billiat all got the nod for their contribution to Sundowns' 1-0 win over the Egyptian giants that guaranteed them safe passage into the semi-finals of the competition.
The only goal of the game came courtesy of Zamalek defender Ali Gabr who turned the ball into his own net after Percy Tau struck a low cross into the area.
After the game Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane reserved special praise for Modise and Tau - whose cameo off the bench wasn't enough to earn him a spot amongst the Best Eleven.
'Jingles' exclaimed post-match that he was very happy with Modise, a player who only got his chance alongside Hlompho Kekana due to Tiyana Mabunda's suspension.
Meanwhile, Nthethe displayed his usual reliability against a North African opposition desperate to score and Billiat, whilst unable to net a goal, was a constant thorn in the side of Zamalek.