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TP Mazembe’s Pamphile Mihayo delights in CAF Confed Cup glory


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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Nov 27, 2017. 17:30


TP Mazembe coach Pamphile Mihayo Kazembe has become the first coach to retain the CAF Confederations Cup trophy after beating SuperSport United.

The Ravens edged the South African side 2-1 on aggregate to win the two-leg final after a 0-0 draw at Lucas Moripe Stadium this past Saturday.

As skipper, Mihayo also led Mazembe in 2010 as they became the first side to reach FIFA Club World Cup as they lost to Italian giants Inter Milan.

“This result and to win this trophy is very special for me because I have been with TP Mazembe since 1998,” Kazembe said.

“I grew up here. I won every cup with the team as captain. I won many cups also as an assistant coach.

“This is not my first cup as head coach because we also won the league.

“But this is the biggest cup in my coaching career.

“I would like to thank the players for the way they accepted me and worked with me. (On Saturday) we have a cup because of that relationship. I made the most of the chance I got.”



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TP Mazembe coach Mihayo unsure of future with DR Congo giants – 2017 CAF Confederation Cup


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Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Nov 27, 2017. 12:00


TP Mazembe head coach Pamphile Mihayo has revealed that he wants to stay at the club even if he is replaced as coach.

The tactician was in charge of the DR Congo giants as they retained the CAF Confederation Cup by beating South Africa’s SuperSport United 2-1 on aggregate following a goalless draw in Pretoria on Saturday.

Mihayo has been coach April but there is a uncertainty surrounding the club at present, particularly since the exiling of the team’s president Moise Katumbi to Belgium two years.

“Maybe if they bring in another coach, I’ll still be there to serve. I want to help this team because it is my team,” Mihayo said on BBC.

“Now it is up to the club’s directors to decide if they are going to give me another six months, or a year. I’m ready to continue.

“I’m a son of the club. This team – TP Mazembe – is my team. I’ve been here for a very long time. I have given them two cups now in one season,” he said.

The former Mazembe captain was in charge when Mazembe won the league title earlier in the year just after he took over from Frenchman Thierry Froger.

Mihayo is now in charge of several of his ex-teammates were in the line-up with him when he captained the Mazembe side that reached the 2010 Club World Cup final.

“The players accepted to work under me, to listen to my instructions and I must thank them for that,” the 41-year-ole continued.

“Congratulations to my players, they did not give any opportunity to SuperSport in the game, they did not make any fouls nor did they concede any penalties.

“They were ready, they defended well because they are experienced players.”

Mazembe will take on 2017 CAF Champions League winners Wydad Casablanca of Morocco in the 2018 CAF Super Cup.



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TP Mazembe claim second successive Confederation Cup


Thuso Phala of Supersport United challenged by Chongo Kabaso of TP Mazembe during 2017 CAF Confederations Cup Final Supersport United training at TP Mazembe Stadium in Stade Kamalondo DRC on 19 November 2017 © Aubrey Kgakatsi /BackpagePix

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Graeme Jackson

Saturday Nov 25, 2017. 22:20



TP Mazembe have won the CAF Confederation Cup for a second successive time after they held SuperSport United 0-0 in the second leg of the final at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday night.

The result saw the Ravens win the final 2-1 on aggregate, with the DRC giants rewarded for a superb defensive performance against a United side which wasn’t quite able to find the killer instinct needed to claim a first continental prize.

Mazembe began strongly and looked to take the game to United rather than sit back and defend their lead. Their positive attitude should have paid dividends in the 10th minute when Rainford Kalaba sprung the offside trap, but faced with only the goalkeeper to beat he struck his shot wildly over the target.

Four minutes later Kalaba did some fine work down the left flank to get to the byline and pull a dangerous ball back, but Daniel Nii Adjei somehow shot wide of the near post when it seemed easier to score.

United took some time to get a foothold in the game, but it was a sign of their growing strength that they had a goal ruled out – correctly – for offside just before the half hour mark, as Tefu Mashamaite found the net with a diving header from Dean Furman’s cross.

The hosts made a change at the start of the second half, as they introduced Grant Kekana in place of the injured Siyabonga Nhlapo, and they created the first clear chance after the restart when a corner kick was flicked on by Clayton Daniels and just missed by both Mashamaite and Bradley Grobler.

SuperSport dominated the majority of the second half, but on a wet, heavy pitch they struggled to create openings. In fact, their first shot on target only arrived in the 73rd minute when substitute Dove Wome saw his effort easily saved by Sylvain Gbouhouo.

Mazembe were reduced to 10 men in the 82nd minute when defender Chongo Kabaso picked up a second yellow card in quick succession and was sent for an early shower, yet United ‘levelled’ the game to 10 v 10 when Thuso Phala was shown a straight red in the final minute of regulation time for a studs-up challenge.

SuperSport United 0

TP Mazembe 0

Mazembe won 2-1 on aggregate

SuperSport: Ronwen Williams, Siyabonga Nhlapo (Grant Kekana 46’), Tefu Mashamaite, Clayton Daniels, Aubrey Modiba, Dean Furman, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Thuso Phala, Sipho Mbule (Kingston Nkhatha 81’), Bradley Grobler, Jeremy Brockie (Dove Wome 66’)

TP Mazembe: Sylvain Gbouhouo, Issama Mpeko, Joel Kimwaki, Chongo Kabaso, Zola Kiaku, Nathan Sinkala, Koffi Kouame, Daniel Nii Adjei (Miche Mika 64’), Adama Traore (Solomon Asante 74’), Ben Malango, Rainford Kalaba (Mechak Elia 60’)



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CAF Confederation Cup: SuperSport 0-0 TP Mazembe – As it happened – 2017 CAF Confederation Cup


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Graeme Jackson

Saturday Nov 25, 2017. 22:02


Welcome to coverage of the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup final, second leg between SuperSport United and TP Mazembe from the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Tshwane, South Africa.

Commentary:

All times CAT

90+4′ – Full time – It ends 0-0 and TP Mazembe win the final 2-1 on aggregate! The DRC giants defend their Confederation Cup crown, while the South Africans miss out on a first continental prize!

90+1′ – Yellow card – Furman booked for a challenge borne of frustration. There will be four minutes of added time.

90′ – Red card – Phala is sent off for a studs-up challenge, he can have no complaint. It’s 10 v 10 for what remains of the match.

88′ – Wome plays a disappointing pass straight out of play as the desperation builds for United…

85′ – Five minutes left for SuperSport to get one goal against a team down to 10 men. Surely they’ll never get a better chance to win a continental competition?

82′ – Yellow card, sending off – Mazembe down to 10 men for the remainder of the match after Kabaso picks up his second booking and is sent off! The defender went through the back of Nkhatha to earn the caution.

81′ – Substitution – Kingston Nkhatha replaces Mbule in the last change of the match.

80′ – Grobler shoots direct from the set piece… way too high, disappointing effort.

79′ – Free kick just outside the penalty area for United. Can they make something of this chance?

77′ – Yellow card – Kabaso now booked for a late challenge in midfield. It suits the visitors to make the game stop-start…

76′ – Yellow card – Mpeko cautioned for a late kick on the United goalkeeper.

74′ – Substitution – Traore makes way for Solomon Asante in the final change for the Ravens.

73′ – Wome brings down a cross in the box and gets away a shot, but it’s a cormfortable save for the TPM ‘keeper.

72′ – Malango with a low shot… comfortable save for Williams.

71′ – Yellow card – Mashamaite is perhaps lucky to get only a caution as he cynically takes down Mika.

68′ – Kimwaki goes down with cramp, it’s already some crafty time wasting from TPM as we reach the midway point of the second half.

66′ – Substitution – Dove Wome replaces Brockie in United’s second change. The New Zealand striker won’t add any further to the 10 goals he has in the competition.

65′ – Malango with a great turn down the left flank, but his attempted cross is poor.

64′ – Substitution – Adjei makes way for Miche Mika in Mazembe’s second change.

61′ – Modiba with a shooting chance on the left of the box… just over the target! United are getting closer.

60′ – Substitution – Kalaba is replaced by Mechak Elia in Mazembe’s first change.

57′ – Mbule tumbles in the box, but there’s no real shot for a penalty from the hosts.

55′ – A United corner is flicked on by Daniels, before Grobler and Mashamaite both miss out on the loose ball!

53′ – Kekana floats in a cross from the right, Kimwaki with a good headed clearance.

50′ – Grobler with a half chance in the penalty area, but he’s called back for a hand ball.

49′ – Mashamaite with a fine challenge to stop the run of Traore in the penalty area. Mazembe look revived after the half time break.

46′ – Substitution – Back underway in the second half. United have made a change at the break, with Nhlapo making way for Grant Kekana, presumably due to injury.

45+1′ – Half time – The game and the tie remain precariously poised at 0-0 and 2-1 to TPM respectively. The visitors will feel they should have killed off the game early on, but United’s growing strength suggests the trophy remains within their reach.

45′ – There will be one minute of added time.

44′ – Brockie with an imaginative attempt on the turn, but it’s no real threat to the TPM goal.

42′ – Yellow card – Kalaba booked for a blatant foul on Nhlapo.

40′ – Five minutes to half time, United are showing their strength now and will feel that the game is there for them to win after Mazembe’s early misses.

37′ – Kalaba tries a long-range curler which drifts wide of Williams’ left-hand post.

36′ – Fine defence from Kouame as he clears an awkward ball between Brockie and Grobler.

34′ – Malango crosses from the right, but it’s straight out for a goal kick. The visitors’ attack has gone quite in the last few minutes, with United gradually claiming a control of the game.

31′ – Past the half hour mark, still 0-0. Mazembe with an injury worry after Kimwaki goes down, but he should be okay to play on.

29′ – Grobler goes for goal… hits the wall. The second ball into the box sees Mashamaite find the back of the net, but he’s flagged offside.

28′ – Mbule wins a free kick in the ‘D’ of Mazembe’s box after a foul from Adjei. Great attacking opportunity for the hosts…

27′ – Kiaku gets a talking to from the referee after chopping down Nhlapo on United‘s right flank.

24′ – Past the midway point of the first half here in Tshwane, still 0-0 in the match and 2-1 to TPM on aggregate.

22′ – SuperSport down to 10 men temporarily while Mashamaite receives treatment for a cut to the head.

19′ – Traore shoots from long range… well off target.

17′ – Another comfortable claim for Gbouhouo. An easy evening for TPM’s defence so far.

16′ – United need to shake off the cobwebs, they’re being totally outplayed by Mazembe so far and remain in contention only through sheer luck.

14′ – Great work from Kalaba down the left, his pull back finds Adjei, who misses a glaring chance from close range! It should be 2-0 to the visitors…

12′ – A first touch – and a confident one at that – for goalkeeper Gbouhouo, who claims a left-flank cross from Modiba.

10′ – Kalaba springs the offside trap brilliantly, finds himself faced one-on-one with Williams, but he panics and shoots over! What a great chance missed by the Ravens!

8′ – Kalaba crosses from the left, but there’s no one in the middle for the DRC visitors.

6′ – Mazembe’s first effort in anger comes from Sinkala, whose long-range drive is high and wide.

3′ – Phala crosses from the corner, finds Letsholonyane ahead of the near post, but the midfielder’s flick is out for a goal kick to Mazembe.

2′ – Phala wins the first corner kick of the match in favour of the hosts.

1′ – Kick-off – We are underway in Tshwane! SuperSport wear all blue, while Mazembe are in black and white.

20h10 – The referee for tonight’s clash is Senegalese official Malang Diedhiou. And a reminder that if SuperSport wins the game 2-1, we will go straight to a penalty shootout with no extra time.

19h45 – Half an hour to kick-off in Tshwane. Just a reminder that the first leg in Lubumbashi last weekend ended in a 2-1 win for Mazembe. Adama Traore and Daniel Nii Adjei scored for the Ravens, while Matsatsantsa’s away goal was netted by Sipho Mbule.

Here are the starting line-ups…

SuperSport: Ronwen Williams, Siyabonga Nhlapo, Tefu Mashamaite, Clayton Daniels, Aubrey Modiba, Dean Furman, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Thuso Phala, Sipho Mbule, Bradley Grobler, Jeremy Brockie

TP Mazembe: Sylvain Gbouhouo, Issama Mpeko, Joel Kimwaki, Chongo Kabaso, Zola Kiaku, Nathan Sinkala, Koffi Kouame, Daniel Nii Adjei, Adama Traore, Ben Malango, Rainford Kalaba



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CAF Confederation Cup: SuperSport 0-0 TP Mazembe – LIVE – 2017 CAF Confederation Cup


Jeremy Brockie of Supersport United challenged by Jean Kasusula of TP Mazembe during 2017 CAF Confederations Cup Final Supersport United training at TP Mazembe Stadium in Stade Kamalondo DRC on 19 November 2017 © Aubrey Kgakatsi /BackpagePix

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Graeme Jackson

Saturday Nov 25, 2017. 20:28


Welcome to LIVE coverage of the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup final, second leg between SuperSport United and TP Mazembe from the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Tshwane, South Africa.

Live Commentary (press F5 to refresh)

All times CAT

14′ – Great work from Kalaba down the left, his pull back finds Adjei, who misses a glaring chance from close range! It should be 2-0 to the visitors…

12′ – A first touch – and a confident one at that – for goalkeeper Gbouhouo, who claims a left-flank cross from Modiba.

10′ – Kalaba springs the offside trap brilliantly, finds himself faced one-on-one with Williams, but he panics and shoots over! What a great chance missed by the Ravens!

8′ – Kalaba crosses from the left, but there’s no one in the middle for the DRC visitors.

6′ – Mazembe’s first effort in anger comes from Sinkala, whose long-range drive is high and wide.

3′ – Phala crosses from the corner, finds Letsholonyane ahead of the near post, but the midfielder’s flick is out for a goal kick to Mazembe.

2′ – Phala wins the first corner kick of the match in favour of the hosts.

1′ – Kick-off – We are underway in Tshwane! SuperSport wear all blue, while Mazembe are in black and white.

20h10 – The referee for tonight’s clash is Senegalese official Malang Diedhiou. And a reminder that if SuperSport wins the game 2-1, we will go straight to a penalty shootout with no extra time.

19h45 – Half an hour to kick-off in Tshwane. Just a reminder that the first leg in Lubumbashi last weekend ended in a 2-1 win for Mazembe. Adama Traore and Daniel Nii Adjei scored for the Ravens, while Matsatsantsa’s away goal was netted by Sipho Mbule.

Here are the starting line-ups…

SuperSport: Ronwen Williams, Siyabonga Nhlapo, Tefu Mashamaite, Clayton Daniels, Aubrey Modiba, Dean Furman, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Thuso Phala, Sipho Mbule, Bradley Grobler, Jeremy Brockie

TP Mazembe: Sylvain Gbouhouo, Issama Mpeko, Joel Kimwaki, Chongo Kabaso, Zola Kiaku, Nathan Sinkala, Koffi Kouame, Daniel Nii Adjei, Adama Traore, Ben Malango, Rainford Kalaba



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SuperSport United boss wants South Africa to unite against TP Mazembe


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

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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Nov 24, 2017. 12:30


Ahead of the second leg of the CAF Confederation Cup final, SuperSport United chairman Khulu Sibiya has urged the South African football fraternity to unite.

Sibiya was speaking just a day before their clash against the Democratic Republic of Congo side, TP Mazembe on Saturday night in Tshwane.

The first leg in Lubumbashi produced a 2-1 loss for Sibiya’s men, but they are banking on home ground advantage to seal their first continental crown.

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“South Africans must unite on Saturday. It is not about whether you support Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns,” said Sibiya to IOL.

“This is about the nation as a whole. I was very amazed by the Congolese people at the weekend. They came from different places to support Mazembe.

“Even people who live in South Africa were there to support Mazembe. These people are very hostile. They are hostile even in the VIP areas.

“I’ve never seen anything like that. The stadium had the capacity of 19 000 but they took 24 000 and most of them where standing.

“It is time that our people also understand that when the team is playing in Africa it is representing the whole nation.”

The return leg will be staged at the Lucas Moripe Stadium at 20:15 (CAT) and the club has urged fans to wear blue colours to gain free entry at the venue.



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SuperSport’s Jeremy Brockie expects defensive TP Mazembe


Jeremy Brockie of Supersport United challenged by Jean Kasusula of TP Mazembe during 2017 CAF Confederations Cup Final Supersport United training at TP Mazembe Stadium in Stade Kamalondo DRC on 19 November 2017 © Aubrey Kgakatsi /BackpagePix

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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Nov 23, 2017. 14:30


SuperSport United striker Jeremy Brockie expects TP Mazembe to adopt a defensive approach for the second leg of the CAF Confederation Cup this weekend.

The DR Congo giants lead 2-1 on aggregate ahead of the return game in Tshwane on Saturday night and Brockie expects them to sit back and look to play out a draw – which would be enough to claim the trophy for a second successive year.

“They did the same in the group stage when we finished 0-0, they were not interested in coming out to try and get a result,” Brockie said, as quoted by Kick-Off.

“I expect a little of the same this time obviously, and they have an advantage because they are winning the tie at the moment.

“Hopefully, they sit back so we can give a good go at them and win this trophy.”

The New Zealand striker explained that he is not concerned that United have yet to win a home match in the knockout stages of the continental competition.

“I think teams that come in South Africa, they respect us a lot and sit back and are happy to go away with a draw,” Brockie said.

“But we know what is at stake, we know that we have to do to score goals.

“Some of the games that we didn’t win, we created plenty of opportunities but we didn’t take them. So it will come down to 90 minutes and the boys will be giving their all to do the country proud.”



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TP Mazembe out to claim second successive Confed Cup title


Thuso Phala of Supersport United challenges Jean Kasusula of TP Mazembe during 2017 CAF Confederations Cup Final Supersport United training at TP Mazembe Stadium in Stade Kamalondo DRC on 19 November 2017 © Aubrey Kgakatsi /BackpagePix

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Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Nov 22, 2017. 18:00


TP Mazembe will look to claim a second successive CAF Confederation Cup title when they face hosts SuperSport United for the return leg of the final.
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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

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


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

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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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TP Mazembe’s Moise Katumbi calls for a full house against SuperSport in Confed Cup final


TP Mazembe players celebrate after wining the Confederation of Africa Cup final against Mouloudia Olympique Bejaia of Algeria

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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Nov 17, 2017. 17:00


Ahead of the highly anticipated CAF Confederation Cup final clash against SuperSport United, TP Mazembe boss Moise Katumbi Moise has urged fans to fill up the stadium on Sunday.

The Ravens chairman visited youngster Christ Kisangala who is nursing a knee injury in Belgium and urged the club’s faithful to support the reigning CAF Confed champions.

Mazembe will want to retain their trophy and ensure they use their home advantage in the first leg at Lubumbashi as Katumbi is calling for a general mobilisation.

Katumbi reckons that his troops deserve a full stadium for the final and has stressed the importance of a win at home.

“I know that TPM supporters are always able to mobilise to take their team to success,” said the boss to the club website.

“It is with the support of a large audience that our players will pull a lot of strength from the stands to defeat SuperSport.

“The players expect everyone to show a sacred union around the team to win..”

Meanwhile, Katumbi has urged the club’s die hard supporters to come out in numbers in both finals, including attending the final training session.

On the other hand, manager Kazembe Mihayo will hope to have his experienced Malian centre back, Salif Coulibaly, who is working to regain full fitness.



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TP Mazembe, SuperSport battle for first-leg advantage – 2017 CAF Confederation Cup


Club Africain player Oussama Darragi (R) fights for the ball with Supersport United FC player Reneilwe Letsholonyane (L) 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

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Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Nov 14, 2017. 17:30


TP Mazembe and SuperSport United will battle to take a first-leg advantage when they meet in the final of the CAF Confederation Cup this weekend. The match is set for the Stade TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi on Sunday 19 November, kick-off at 15h30 CAT.

Mazembe, the reigning Confed Cup champions, earned the right to defend their title by finishing top of Group D before defeating Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid (7-1 on aggregate) and FUS Rabat (1-0 on aggregate) in the quarter- and semifinals respectively.

SuperSport, who are appearing in their first continental competition final, finished second in Group D before overcoming Zesco United (on away goals after a 2-2 aggregate draw) and Club Africain (4-2 on aggregate) in the quarter- and semifinals respectively.

The teams met twice in the group stage back in June, drawing 2-2 in Lubumbashi and 0-0 in the return game in Tshwane.

Mazembe have enjoyed intensive preparations for the Confed Cup final, first undergoing a training camp in Morocco where they played several friendlies, before defeating Ecofoot Katumbi 2-0 in their 2017/18 domestic league opener on Monday.

Club president Moise Katumbi has called on TPM fans to fill the stadium and give the Ravens huge support ahead of their clash against United.

“This season, despite the elimination in the Champions League, the club has been performing and the players have invested to reach the final of the CAF [Confederation] Cup. They deserve a really full stadium for this very important final, which is important to win at home,” Katumbi is quoted by the club’s website.

“I know that the supporters of the TPM are always able to mobilise to take their team to success. It is with the support of a large audience that our players will pull a lot of strength from the stands to defeat SuperSport. The players are waiting for everyone to show a sacred union around the team to win.”

SuperSport’s preparations have been hit by an extended absence for their Bafana Bafana players – Ronwen Williams, Clayton Daniels, Dean Furman, Bradley Grobler and Morgan Gould – who were part of the national team’s trip to Dakar for their final 2018 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night.

Matsatsantsa midfielder Aubrey Modiba, who scored against TP Mazembe in the 2-2 draw five months ago, is looking forward to the battle.

“I have not missed a game in the Confed Cup. I am only one who has played every game and I am happy. It shows that there is something I am doing right,” Modiba told KickOff.

“I just have to keep performing consistently. Credit to the coaches for giving me the opportunity. My family has also been supporting me. It’s not only about me, but about the team as well.”

Modiba added, “We know about them. It’s not like we don’t know what to expect. They are a good side and it will be tough. It will be a different ball game because it’s a final. Everyone will want to perform.

“I was happy to score against Mazembe. It’s a big team on the continent. Not everyone gets to score in Lubumbashi.”

The match in Lubumbashi this weekend will be handled by Algerian referee Mehdi Abid Cherif. The return leg is set for the Lucas Moripe Stadium on November 25.



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FUS held 0-0 by TP Mazembe


Hmza Semmouni (L) of FATH Union Sport in action against Raiford Kalaba (R) of TP Mazembe during the semifinal of the 2017 Confederations Cup match between FATH Union Sport and TP Mazembe in Rabat on 21 October 2017 .. © BackpagePix

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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Sunday Oct 22, 2017. 00:36


FUS Rabat’s dream of advancing into the CAF Confederation Cup final was shattered on Saturday night when they were held 0-0 by TP Mazembe in Morocco.

The result at the Stade de FUS in Rabat secured a 1-0 aggregate triumph for Mazembe, who move into the final and remain on course to defend their continental crown.

The first half presented few attacking opportunities at either end, with TP Mazembe happy to sit back, absorb whatever the hosts could throw at them, and look to hit on the counter.

Rabat were able to enjoy the majority of ball possession, but it was a classic case of sterile domination, with the Ravens holding their opponents at arm’s length.

FUS started strongly in the second half and created a good chance for Brahim El Bahraoui, but the striker wasn’t able to convert and bring the teams level on aggregate.

Mazembe gradually began to come out of their shell as the game wore on, with substitute Meshak Elia a particular threat after coming off the bench to replace captain Rainford Kalaba.

Yet neither side was able to work an opening in the 90 minutes, allowing Mazembe to see out a 0-0 draw and secure their place in the final.

The DR Congo giants will face either SuperSport United or Club Africain over two legs in November.



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Sudan’s Al-Ubayyid look to stun TP Mazembe – 2017 CAF Confederation Cup


Issama Mpeko of TP Mazembe

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Austin Ditlhobolo

Thursday Sep 14, 2017. 15:00


Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid will square off with TP Mazembe in Al-Ubayyid, Sudan on Friday.

Kick-off is at 19h00 CAT.

The 2017 CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final first-leg match will take place at the Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid.

Al-Hilal reached the quarter-finals after securing a second spot finish in Group Group C in this year’s tournament.

Ibrahim Hussain, the Al-Hilal coach, will be looking to guide the team to the semi-finals for the first time.

Meanwhile, DR Congo giants Mazembe qualified for the last eight after finishing at the top of Group D.

Mazembe coach Pamphile Mihayo Kazembe is expected to guide the team to the semi-finals for the third time as the Ravens are the defending champions.

The winner on aggregate between Al-Hilal and Mazembe will take on either Moroccan side FUS Rabat or Tunisia’s CS Sfaxien in the semi-finals.

South African referee Victor Gomes will officiate the match between Al-Hilal and Mazembe on Saturday.



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TP Mazembe win Group D, Horoya knocked out


Nathan Sinkala of TP Mazembe

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Graeme Jackson

Saturday Jul 08, 2017. 17:45


TP Mazembe knocked Horoya AC out of the CAF Confederation Cup and clinched a quarterfinal berth by defeating the Guineans 2-1 in Lubumbashi on Saturday afternoon.

The DRC giants – who are the defending champions in the second-tier continental competition – needed a victory to guarantee progression into the last eight and goals from Deo Kanda and Nathan Sinkala did the trick.

However, it was a nervy game for Mazembe, with Sinkala’s winning goal only arriving in the 82nd minute. A goalless stalemate, 1-1 draw or defeat would have put the title holders out of the competition.

As for Horoya, who scored their goal through Jean-Francis Dipita in the latter stages of the first half, they managed only a third-place finish and exit the competition despite suffering just one loss in the group stage.

Group D finished with TP Mazembe as winners on 12 points, while SuperSport United were second with 10. Horoya came home in third on nine points, while Mounana finished last with zero points after suffering six straight losses.

United will face Group C winners Zesco United in the quarterfinals, while Mazembe will come up against either Recreativo Libolo or Smouha SC.



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Stuart Baxter rues TP Mazembe draw in Confed Cup – 2017 CAF Confederation Cup


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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Jun 23, 2017. 09:00


In the wake of their 0-0 draw against TP Mazembe on Tuesday, SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter has expressed disappointment in failing to win.

The English manager led the Tshwane giants in their CAF Confederation Cup tie at Lucas Moripe Stadium, but believes they should have wrapped up the match with a win.

In his last match in charge of the club, Baxter will now prepare to face Orlando Pirates in their Nedbank Cup final in South Africa on Saturday.

This follows his appointment as Bafana Bafana coach to replace axed Shakes Mashaba in May.

“We played against one of the premier clubs on the continent. I was disappointed at the finish that we did not beat them. We were well on top,” said Baxter.

“When we started off [in the Confederation Cup], we were going to places like Liberia and Sudan. We were getting decent results [away from home] and then we were winning at home.

“Now we went there [Lubumbashi] to get a 2-2 draw and we get a draw at home.

“The lads were feeling that we should have knocked them over. It’s a good indicator for the club in general.”

In their next Confed Cup match, United will visit Horoya AC in Guinea, Conakry on July 1 before wrapping up their group stage assignments against CF Mounana in Atteridgeville seven days later.

United sit at number two in Group D with six points behind Horoya who lead with eight points from four rounds of matches.



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2017 CAF CC: SuperSport United 0-0 TP Mazembe – AS IT HAPPENED


Grant Kekana of Supersport United celebrates a goal with teammates during the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup match between CF Mounana and Supersport United at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 23 May 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

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Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jun 20, 2017. 20:52


Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup Group D clash between SuperSport United and TP Mazembe from the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville, on Tuesday 20 June 2017.

SuperSport UnitedWilliams; Kekana, Gould, Daniels, Bhasera (Brockie 46′) – Letsholonyane, Mokoena, Modiba, Phala – Mnyamane,Grobler (Nkhatha 69′)

TP Mazembe: Matampi; Mika (Kanda 81′), Ngita, Koffi Kouame,Coulibaly, Zatu, Sinkala, Mputu (Adama 71′), Mpeko, Kiaku, Kalaba (Adjei 88′)

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90+4′ Full-Time: SuperSport United 0-0 TP Mazembe 

90′ Into three minutes of stoppage time, the Ravens happy to sit back and earn a point in Atteridgeville.

80′ Into the final 10 minutes we go – not the game many expected with little to offer from both sides in attack.

74′ SuperSport the dominant side at this point in time, but Mazembe’s defence holding firm.

67′ Good spell applied by the hosts, but they just can’t provide the finishing touches.

56′ Free-kick for SuperSport United – Mnyamane steps up but he can only succeed in guiding his left-footed shot high and wide.

51′ CHANCE! Modiba’s deflected cross finds Mnyamane at the back post, but the forward is unable to guide his rigght-footed shot on target.

46′ CAFCC top goalscorer Brockie replaces Bhasera. Modiba will drop back into the fullback position.

45+2′ – Half-Time: SuperSport United 0-0 TP Mazembe

38′ Long throw in poorly executed by Kekana as Matampi rushes off his line to gather. Both teams a tad conservative in their approach thus far.

30′ Half-hour played in Atteridgeville and things have been pretty cagey.  Still goalless.

19′ SAVE! Matampi forced into a save as Phala tries his luck from range. Speculative effort, but the Ravens goal-minder not taking any chances.

15′ Matsatsantsa guilty of giving the ball away cheaply on a few good occasions in the early exchanges. Modiba the latest to do so as we await our first shot in anger.

10′ The Ravens the better of the two sides in the early exchanges. Matsatsantsa yet to settle as they eye the top of the standings.

4′ Early free-kick for Mazembe following a strong challenge by Mokoena. Resulting set-piece banged straight into the wall.

1′ Kick-off in Atteridgeville!

 



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2017 CAF CC: SuperSport United 0-0 TP Mazembe – LIVE


Grant Kekana of Supersport United celebrates a goal with teammates during the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup match between CF Mounana and Supersport United at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 23 May 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

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Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jun 20, 2017. 19:39


Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup Group D clash between SuperSport United and TP Mazembe from the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville, on Tuesday 20 June 2017.

SuperSport UnitedWilliams; Kekana, Gould, Daniels, Bhasera – Letsholonyane, Mokoena, Modiba, Phala – Mnyamane,Grobler

TP Mazembe: Matampi; Mika, Ngita, Koffi Kouame,Coulibaly, Zatu, Sinkala, Mputu, Mpeko, Kiaku, Kalaba

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45+2′ – Half-Time: SuperSport United 0-0 TP Mazembe

38′ Long throw in poorly executed by Kekana as Matampi rushes off his line to gather. Both teams a tad conservative in their approach thus far.

30′ Half-hour played in Atteridgeville and things have been pretty cagey.  Still goalless.

19′ SAVE! Matampi forced into a save as Phala tries his luck from range. Speculative effort, but the Ravens goal-minder not taking any chances.

15′ Matsatsantsa guilty of giving the ball away cheaply on a few good occasions in the early exchanges. Modiba the latest to do so as we await our first shot in anger.

10′ The Ravens the better of the two sides in the early exchanges. Matsatsantsa yet to settle as they eye the top of the standings.

4′ Early free-kick for Mazembe following a strong challenge by Mokoena. Resulting set-piece banged straight into the wall.

1′ Kick-off in Atteridgeville!

 



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TP Mazembe, SuperSport battle for top spot – 2017 CAF Confederation Cup


Thuso Phala of Supersport United challenged by Karl Mboudou of CF Mounana during the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup match between CF Mounana and Supersport United at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 23 May 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

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Graeme Jackson

Thursday Jun 01, 2017. 14:30


TP Mazembe and SuperSport United will battle for control of Group D in the CAF Confederation Cup when they meet in Lubumbashi on Sunday, kick-off at 15h00 CAT.

The teams are level on four points apiece at the top of the log, with the South African side holding the edge on goal difference.

United certainly enjoyed their last trip into Africa, claiming an emphatic 5-3 win over CF Mounana in Gabon in the previous Matchday, with Grant Kekana, Thabo Mnyamane and Jeremy Brockie sharing five goals between them.

Yet they will face a much tougher test of their credentials when they face Mazembe at their stronghold in Lubumbashi. The DR Congo side eased to a 2-0 win over Mounana in their other home match, before playing to a 1-1 draw away to Horoya last time out.

The Ravens are the defending Confed Cup champions and will back themselves to overcome a Matsatsantsa side which has struggled for consistency of late and may already have one eye on their Nedbank Cup final against Orlando Pirates later this month.

This match will be the first of a double-header between the teams, with the return game in Pretoria scheduled for June 20.

Nigerian referee Ferdinand Udoh Aniete will take charge of the match in Lubumbashi. The other Group D match sees CF Mounana host Horoya in Libreville



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TP Mazembe out to pull clear in Group D


Khama Billiat of Mamelodi Sundowns challenges Issama Mpeko of TP Mazembe

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Bertin Basson

Tuesday May 23, 2017. 20:00


African giants TP Mazembe will be out to pull clear in Group D when they visit Horoya in a 2017 CAF Confederations Cup clash set to take place at Stade du 28 Septembre in Conakry on Wednesday.

Kick-off is scheduled for 18h00 CAT.

The defending champions got their campaign off to the perfect start, cruising to a 2-0 win over CF Mounana in Lubumbashi earlier this month. Goals from Tresor Mputu and Rainford Kalaba guiding the Democratic Republic of Congo club to a comfortable win.

Horoya in contrast, played to a 2-2 draw away to SuperSport United. A result which could go a long way in helping the Guinea team into the next round of the competition.

Mazembe have won five CAF Champions League winners medals in their history, adding a CAF Confederation Cup trophy to their cabinet following success in last year’s competition.

Horoya’s only success on the continent came in the old African Cup Winners’ Cup back in 1978.

Algerian referee Lahlou Benbraham will take charge of the clash.



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TP Mazembe brush aside FC Mounana


TP Mazembe’s Tresor Mputu Mabi

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Austin Ditlhobolo

Sunday May 14, 2017. 19:28


TP Mazembe brushed aside CF Mounana 2-0 in the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup Group D match at the Stade TP Mazembe in DR Congo on Sunday afternoon.

The win takes the DR Congo giants to the top of Group D with three points, while Gabon’s Mounana drop to the bottom of the group without a single point.

It took 18 minutes for Tresor Mputu Mabi to fire Mazembe into the lead. The forward scored with a decent finish with Issama Mpeko grabbing an assist.

The Ravens continued to push for another goal after taking the lead, but they were contained by Mounana and it was 1-0 to Mazembe at half-time.

The home side did double their lead through one of their longest serving players Rainford Kalaba, the Zambian captain and winger.

The skillful player hit the back of the net five minutes after the restart to make it 2-0 to Mazembe with Solomon Asante grabbing an assist.

Mounana were unable to beat Ivory Coast international Sylvain Gbohouo in the Mazembe goal on the day, and ultimately, the home side won 2-0.



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