TP Mazembe coach planning for second leg of Confed Cup final in South Africa

Rainford Kalaba of TP Mazembe challenged by Clayton Daniels of Supersport United during the Caf Confederation Cup match between Supersport United and TP Mazembe at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria on 20 June 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Nov 20, 2017. 17:00

Despite conceding against SuperSport United, TP Mazembe coach Phampile Mihayo says they will have a good plan for their return leg this weekend.

The Ravens beat the South African side 2-1 in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup final at home on Sunday afternoon.

Mihayo’s troops netted through Adama Traore and Daniel Adjei, but they conceded in the second half when Sipho Mbule dribbled past his marker to unleash a powerful strike that caught the keeper napping.

However, Mihayo, who was also a former captain of the side, said they will need to have an even better and stronger game plan in the return leg.

“We wanted to play well and win the game because we are home and needed to be offensive,” said Mihayo to CAF.

“Going to Pretoria will be difficult and they will pressurise us from the onset but we will have a plan that will give us the desired result.

“They are a very good side which isn’t easily broken down but we will have a good game plan.”

The return leg is set to be staged at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday, November 25 at 20:15 (CAT).

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Pitso Mosimane planning for slow Wydad defence

Sibusiso Vilakazi of Mamelodi Sundowns challenged by Salaheddine Saidi of Wydad Athletic during 2017 Caf Champions League game between Mamelodi Sundowns and Wydad AC at Lucas Moripe Stadium on 17 September [email protected] Kgakatsi/BackpagePix

Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Sep 22, 2017. 12:30

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says they can manage to frustrate Wydad Casablanca in their quarterfinal, second leg match of the CAF Champions League.

Although Mosimane’s men are hit by injuries ahead of the clash on Saturday, he is planning on changing his tactics as he wants to use speed in his game plan.

The African champions mentor says he hopes Khama Billiat and Anthony Laffor will be back as he wants to capitalise on the slow Wydad defence.


“Hopefully Khama is back and Anton (Laffor). If I don’t get them, then maybe I will bring Thapelo (Morena) as a winger,” said Mosimane Kick-Off.

“I will make a plan for the speed because I know that Wydad defence is a little bit slow. So we have to consolidate and put the balls behind.

“I think we can manage the game. We have enough Bafana players on the pitch. We’ll probably have different personnel.

“We’ll probably have Anele (Ngcongca) because he is a better defender than Thapelo (Morena).

“Thapelo is quicker and he gives us more options to go forward, but sometimes when I need results Anele does well for me, like in Esperance and St George.”

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