Mamelodi Sundowns held out after being under siege for almost 90 minutes to be crowned as the African champions for 2016 after restricting hosts Zamalek of Egypt to a 1-0 win in the second leg of the Champions League in Alexandria on Sunday. It meant Sundowns won 3-1 on aggregate after a convincing first leg triumph in Atteridgeville last Saturday. It was a first triumph for the South African club, whose only previous final appearance came in 2001 when they lost to Zamalek’s arch rivals Al Ahly. Zamalek got their only goal after 62 minutes from Nigeria’s Stanley Ohawuchi despite dominating the game and bombarding the Sundowns goal. But stout defending and a little luck meant Sundowns were able to hold onto their healthy first leg advantage.