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Mazembe take 2-1 CAF CC final advantage to Atteridgeville

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Mazembe take 2-1 CAF CC final advantage to Atteridgeville

Adama Traore of TP Mazembe

by
Bertin Basson

Sunday Nov 19, 2017. 18:10


TP Mazembe beat SuperSport United 2-1 in a 2017 CAF Confederations Cup final first leg clash, at Stade TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi on Sunday afternoon.

The Ravens with a slender advantage heading into the reverse fixture at the Lucas Moripe Stadium next Saturday, with Sipho Mbule grabbing a crucial away goal for the South Africans.

SuperSport head coach Eric Tinkler had expressed his desire for his team to bag an away goal in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Matsatsantsa should’ve opened the scoring as early as the 12th minute, but Bradley Grobler failed to hit the target with the goal at his mercy.

Matsatsantsa were all over their hosts with Ley Matampi called into action to deny Thuso Phala, Dove Wome and Siyabonga Nhlapo in quick succession thereafter.

The defending champions, though, proved their worth and duly came up with a sucker punch through Adama Traore in the 18th minute.

Ushindi Kubanza had hit the crossbar moments before the Mali international’s goal in what was a frantic start to the game. Traore’s left-footed shot whistled past Ronwen Williams, with the SuperSport goal-minder found wanting as the ball flew right over his head.

Following what was an exciting opening half-hour, proceedings calmed down quite drastically, but SuperSport would end the stanza on a high. Grobler, though, was unable to convert from close range on two occasions with Mazembe carrying a 1-0 lead into the tunnel at the break.

Matsatsantsa leveled matters in the 47th minute through Mbule who’s rocket from range flew past Ley Matampi in the Mazembe goal. The SuperSport teenager with a memorable strike to silence the Ravens faithful, knowing the importance of an away goal.

Mazembe, though, would claim victory with Daniel Nii Adjei restoring their lead in the 67th minute of the match. His shot from the edge of the area having the beating of Williams, with the goalkeeper unable to contend with the bounce off the artificial pitch.

The hosts bossed the closing stages of the encounter, but failed to add to their scoreline as focus now turns to the second leg in South Africa.

The reverse fixture will take place at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville next Saturday, 25 November.

TP Mazembe (1) 2 (Traore 18′ Adjei 67′)

SuperSport United (0) 1 (Mbule 47′)

TP Mazembe: Matampi; Mpeko, Kimwaki, Kabaso, Kasusula, Sinkala, Adjei (Mputu 82′), Kalaba (Meschack 58′), Kubanza (Asante 61′), Malango, A.Traore.

SuperSport United: Williams; Nhlapo, Daniels, Mashamaite, Modiba, Furman, Mbule, Phala, Wome (Kekana 81′), Brockie (Lakay 73′), Grobler (Farmer 85′).

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2017 CAFCC FINAL: TP Mazembe 2-1 SuperSport United – AS IT HAPPENED – 2017 CAF Confederation Cup

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2017 CAFCC FINAL: TP Mazembe 2-1 SuperSport United - AS IT HAPPENED

Supersport United FC players celebrate after scoring against Club Africain during the semi-final return 2017 CAF Confederations Cup game between Club Africain and Supersport United FC in Tunis, Tunisia on 22 October 2017 © BackpagePix

by
Bertin Basson

Sunday Nov 19, 2017. 17:39


Welcome to AfricanFootball.com for our LIVE COVERAGE of the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup final first leg clash between TP Mazembe and SuperSport United from the Stade TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi on Sunday, 19 November 2017.

TP Mazembe: Matampi; Mpeko, Kimwaki, Kabaso, Kasusula, Sinkala, Adjei (Mputu 82′), Kalaba (Meschack 58′), Kubanza (Asante 61′), Malango, A.Traore.

SuperSport United: Williams; Nhlapo, Daniels, Mashamaite, Modiba, Furman, Mbule, Phala, Wome (Kekana 81′), Brockie (Lakay 73′), Grobler (Farmer 85′).

AS IT HAPPENED UPDATES: 

The reverse fixture will take place in Atteridgeville next Saturday, 25 November 2017.

Full-Time: TP Mazembe 2-1 SuperSport United

90′ Three minutes added.

89′ CHANCE! Tresor Mputu guides his free-kick attempt inches over the crossbar. Mazembe throwing everything but the kitchen sink at SuperSport.

86′ Eric Tinkler has introduced both Grant Kekana and Denwin Farmer as Matsatsantsa shut up shop! The South Africans looking a tad tired.

77′ CHANCE! TP Mazembe quick on the counter-attack as Solomon Asante guides his shot inches wide of goal. SuperSport living on the edge here.

75′ Joel Kimwaki is the first person into the referee’s book.

67′ GOAL! Daniel Nii Adjei restores the Ravens lead as he hammers home from the edge of the area. Ronwen Williams a tad suspect again with the unusual bounce off the artificial turf catching him off guard.

65′ SHOT! Jean Kasusula guides his free-kick attempt straight at Ronwen Williams, who gathers with confidence.

60′ Hour played in Lubumbashi and it’s advantage SuperSport United as we enter the final third of the clash. The Ravens need their fans to come to the party.

55′ Excellent recovery tackle by Tefu Mashamaite to deny Adama Traore who darted in behind the SuperSport United defensive line.

47′ GOAL! What a goal by Sipho Mbule to draw the two teams level! Unstoppable long range effort by the teenager who silences the home crowd!

46′ The second half is underway in Lubumbashi.

45+1′ Half-Time: TP Mazembe 1-0 SuperSport United

45′ One minute added.

42′ Nervy moment at the back for Siyabonga Nhlapo, but TP Mazemeb fail to punish their visitors. Nothing to write home about over the course of the past couple of minutes as we approach the interval.

30′ Half-hour played in Lubumbashi – things have cooled down a tad after what was a frantic opening exchange.

22′ SHOT! Chances continue to come at either end of the pitch in what has been an end-to-end encounter. Dove Wome the latest to guide a shot inches wide of goal.

18′ GOAL! TP Mazembe hit the front as Adama Traore powers his left-footed shot past Ronwen Williams who makes a real mess of it. Sucker punch.

18′ POST! Ushindi Kubanza rattles the woodwork following a mistake in defence.

14′ SuperSport United all over their hosts as Ley Matampi is called into action to deny Dove Wome and Thuso Phala in quick succession.

12′ CHANCE! So close Great work by Thuso Phala to pick out Bradley Grobler, but he fails to punish the Ravens with the goal at his mercy. Huge miss.

10′ CHANCE! Thuso Phala picks out Clayton Daniels at the back post, but his header is straight at Ley Matampi. 

4′ SHOT! Rainford Kalaba tries his luck from range, but his attempt flies inches wide of goal.

3′ Lively start to the match with Mazembe applying early pressure on their hosts.  At the other end of the pitch Dean Furman picks out Bradly Grobler who has time and space in the box, but he is unable to find Jeremy Brockie.

1′ Kick-off in Lubumbashi!

– No place in the starting eleven for Sylvain Gbohouo who drops to the bench to cap what has been a dismal week for the shot-stopper.

Jeremy Brockie starts for SuperSport United in what has been a busy few days for the forward who was as far as New Zealand and Peru over the course of the past week. Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Morgan Gould are both suspended and play no part.

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FIFA U17 World Cup: Mali 2-1 Ghana – As it happened – 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup

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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Saturday Oct 21, 2017. 15:24


Welcome to AfricanFootball.com’s LIVE ASW of the 2017 U17 FIFA World Cup quarter-final clash between Mali and Ghana.

The encounter will be staged at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati (India) on Saturday, October 21 2017.

The Black Starlets are out to claim a win and book a spot at the semi-finals as they target to lift the trophy for the third time.

Meanwhile, the Les Aigles are looking to rectify their errors after finishing as runners-up in 2015 in Chile.

Both coaches, Paa Kwesi Fabin and Jonas Kokou Komla will motivate their troops to ensure they are through to the next stage of the prestigious tournament.

LINEUPS:

MALI: Youssouf KOITA (GK), Boubacar HAIDARA, Djemoussa TRAORE, Fode KONATE, Mohamed CAMARA (C), Hadji DRAME, Salam JIDDOU, Abdoulaye DIABY, Mamadou SAMAKE, Ibrahim KANE, Lassana NDIAYE.

GHANA: Danlad IBRAHIM (GK), Najeeb YAKUBU, Eric AYIAH (C), Ibrahim SULLEY, Kudus MOHAMMED, Emmanuel TOKU, Abdul YUSIF, Gabriel LEVEH, Gideon MENSAH, Rashid ALHASSAN, Mohammed IDDRISS.

COMMENTARY:

Mali are through to the semi-finals of the U17 FIFA World Cup. Ghana are out of the global youth tournament.

90+4′ It is full time in India.

90+4′ Mali sub: Sidibe on for Djemoussa Traore

90+4′ The referee has added four minutes.

90′ Mali’s Mane tries a long range effort and it goes wide not troubling the keeper. We are into the stoppage time.

80′ Mali sub: Camara on for Drame

80′ We enter the final 10 minutes of the encounter as both African sides are battling for a spot in the semi-finals. Ghana 1-2 Mali

75′ Mali sub: Doucoure on for Jiddou



74′ Ghana sub: Aminu Mohamed on for Emmanuel Tokou

73′ Mohamed Camara booked

70′ PENALTY: Ghana receive a penalty after a foul in the box by Fode Konate. Kudus Mohamed converted from the spot. Ghana 1-2 Mali

62′ Ghana sub: Danso on for Leveh

63′ GOAL – Mali have doubled the lead through Djemmoussa Traore after a silly error by the keeper. Mali 2-0 Ghana

59′ The Black Starlets pushing harder but harder yet they fail to hit the target.

55′ Ghana sub: Sulley off for Ibrahim Sadiq

52′ Fouls dominate the encounter in the heart of the park, Fabin’s men still probing for an equaliser.

48′ The Black Starlets are back with more intent, they take a shot through Ayiah and Koita makes a brilliant save to concede a corner.

46′ Second half resumes at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati (India).

45′ Half time in India: Mali 1-0 Ghana

44′ Ghana thought they have found the back of the net when Sulley beat Koita on his near post, but the referee called for a foul on a Malian defence.

40′ Five minutes remaining in the quarter-final encounter as both African nations are chasing a spot in the Last Four. However, Jonas Komla’s men are leading 1-0

36′ Ghana’s Yakubu booked for a two-footed foul.

35′ battle lines are drawn in the heart of the park and fouls are commited in the muddy surface.

30′ Paa Kwesi Fabin’s charges still trying to break up the Malian defence in search of an equaliser.

27′ Ghana must fix their defence, Mali running through them on the right flank. But their final shot goes wide. Mali 1-0 Ghana

22′ Ghana commit a foul, a set piece for Mali right on the edge of the area. Salam hit is wide.

18′ Ghana tried to respond from a set piece and it hits the roof of the net for a goal kick.

A through ball for the forward penetrated the Ghanaian defence before unleashing a powerful shot on the near post. Ghana 0-1 Mali

14′ GOAL – Mali break the deadlock through Hadji Drame

10′ There are no goals in the encounter in the opening 10 minutes.

08′ Mali penetrate the Black Starlets’ defence and they take a shot through Kane but it goes wide.

05′ Both camps exchanging the ball possession, Mohamed Idriss takes a shot but it sails wide off target.

02′ It was bucketing in India at the venue, the pitch is waterlogged. But the game goes on.

01′ Match gets underway

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2018 WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: CAPE VERDE 2-1 SOUTH AFRICA – As it happened – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

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by
Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Sep 01, 2017. 22:19


Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification Group D match between Cape Verde and South Africa at the Estadio Nacional de Cabo de Verde in Praia.

LINEUPS:

Cape Verde XI: Dias. Almeida, Stopira, Rodrigues, Vally, Soares, Rocha, Babanco, Fernandes, Tavares, Mendes.

South Africa XI: Williams, Langerman, Mathoho, Hlatshwayo, Mphahlele, Furman, Zungu, Dolly, Zwane, Manyama, Rantie.

COMMENTARY:

That’s all from the Estadio Nacional de Cabo Verde where we saw Cape Verde beat South Africa for the first time and also record their maiden victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Please joins us again next time. Cheers!

FULL-TIME: Cape Verde 2-1 South Africa.

90′ – Three minutes added by the fourth official.

85′ – CHANCE! Mphahlele’s cross finds his Bafana teammate in the Cape Verde box, but the latter heads wide of the target.

80′ – Ten minutes left on the clock for Bafana to grab a late equalizer against the Blue Sharks.

79′ – South Africa sub: Tau IN, Rantie OUT.

78′ – Cape Verde sub: Da Cruz IN, Rocha OUT.

75′ – CHANCE! Cape Verde striker Tavares is sent through on goal, but South Africa keeper Williams produces a great save to deny him.

70′ – The Blue Sharks are now looking to take advantage of their numerical advantage.

67′ – RED CARD: South Africa defender Mathoho is sent off after committing a dangerous tackle on Ponck.

65′ – Cape Verde sub: Platini IN, Fernandes OUT.

61′ – South Africa sub: Mokotjo IN, Zungu OUT.

60′ – Cape Verde are still leading 2-1 as we reach the hour-mark.

55′ – South Africa striker Grobler announces his arrival by fouling Cape Verde defender Ponck as the visitors look to restore parity.

53′ – South Africa sub: Grobler IN, Manyama OUT.

50′ – Bafana combine nicely in the Blue Sharks box, but Zwane’s low cross is cleared away by Ponck.

46′ – The second-half is underway.

HALF-TIME: Cape Verde 2-1 South Africa.

45′ – The fourth official has added one minute.

40′ – CHANCE! Bafana keeper Williams fails to hold on to a free-kick, but Cape Verde fail to capitalize.

37′ – GOAL! Cape Verde 2-1 South Africa. Rocha fires home from the spot-kick.

36′ – PENALTY for Cape Verde! Mendes is fouled in the Bafana box by Furman.

35′ – The momentum is with the Blue Sharks, who are knocking the ball around as they look to take the lead for the first time.

33′ – GOAL! Cape Verde 1-1 South Africa. Rocha fires home following a good build up by the hosts.

30′ – It is still 1-0 to Bafana as we reach the half-hour mark here at the Estadio Nacional de Cabo Verde.

25′ – Cape Verde’s creative midfielder Mendes tries to play a through pass, but South Africa captain Hlatshwayo clears the ball away.

20′ – The hosts are still looking to penetrate the Bafana defence which has been solid thus far with Hlatshwayo marshaling the backline.

17′ – Cape Verde sub: Pereira IN, Monteiro OUT.

15′ – The Blue Sharks are about to make a change as Monteiro is down injured.

13′ – GOAL! Cape Verde 0-1 South Africa. Rantie breaks the deadlock against the run of play.

10′ – Cape Verde full-back Almeida makes a good run into the South Africa box, but his cross goes out for a throw in.

5′ – The Blue Sharks are pressing Bafana Bafana in the early stages of the match.

1′ – The match is underway.

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