Lorch Sundowns

Thembinkosi Lorch scores his first goal for Mamelodi Sundowns. Image: BackpagePix

WATCH: Lorch scores his first goal for Sundowns

Thembinkosi Lorch opened his account for Mamelodi Sundowns when he rounded the Nouadhibou’s keeper to make it 2-0.

Lorch Sundowns

Thembinkosi Lorch scores his first goal for Mamelodi Sundowns. Image: BackpagePix

Thembinkosi Lorch scored his first goal for Mamelodi Sundowns during a 2-0 win over FC Nouadhibou in a Caf Champions League match on Saturday night.

The Brazilians claimed an away win at Stade Cheika Boidiy Stadium to secure a quarter-final spot.

Needing a win to qualify, Sundowns applied the pressure early on and were rewarded when defender Grant Kekana eventually opened the scoring midway through the first half.

Lorch opens his Sundowns account

Lorch scores for Sundowns.

Downs looked comfortable on the ball and never looked troubled by the home side as they continued to search for the second.

In the second half, Sundowns again searched for the second but Nouadhibou’s defence remained solid however in added time, Lorch scored, securing a 2-0 victory for Masanadawana. The ex-Orlando Pirates winger rounded the goalkeeper to score his first goal for his new club.

Lorch bids farewell to Pirates, looks forward to play for Sundowns

This win ensures Sundowns book their spot in the last eight but they remain second behind TP Mazembe in Group A on the head-to-head record.

Lorch, who made a surprise move to Sundowns last month, had a poor debut match against his former team Orlando Pirates last weekend.

Now that he scored his first goal in the yellow jersey, fans can expect Nyoso to bang in a few more goals this season as he looks to find his feet.

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