Mamelodi Sundowns journey representing Africa in the competition has come to an end following their 4:1 defeat in the hands of South Korean side Jeonduk.

Percy Tau’s stunning‚ world-class goal 48th-minute goal to some extent rescued what was turning into an embarrassment for Mamelodi Sundowns in Wednesday’s 4-1 fifth-place Fifa Club World Cup playoff defeat against Jeonduk Hyundai Motors.

Downs had conceded three goals to the South Koreans in a mystifyingly disjointed first half – to Kim Bokyung in the 18th minute‚ Lee Jongho in the 30th and Ricardo Nascimento own goal in the 41st.

Substitute Kim Shin-wook added a fourth in the 89th to confirm Jeonduk’s superiority.

Tau’s strike was a consolation.