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Kidiaba earns Mazembe a draw

by Kalumiana Kalumiana

Mon July 28, 00:07

TP Mazembe goalkeeper Robert Kidiaba denied Zamalek the three points from the spot on Sunday in Alexandria to see the two sides finish scoreless in a 2014 CAF Champions League Group A tie.


Algerian referee Djamel Haimoudi pointed to the spot in the 17th minute after Zamalek striker Ahmed Ali was crudely tackled in the area.


Ali duly stepped up to take the resultant spot kick but found  Kidiaba in inspired form to save the DR Congo sides blushes.


Kidiaba was again called into action in the 30th minute  shutting out Mohamed Abdel-Shafy’s attempt on goal off a Khaled Qamar cross.


Mazembe had a couple of good chances to get on the scoresheet in the second half but Solomon Asante was twice denied by Zamalek goalkeeper Abu Jabal in the 54th and 67th minutes.


Zamalek then made a desperate late penalty appeal in the 87th minute when  Omar Jaber seemingly went down easily but Haimoudi was having none of it.


The draw has left Zamalek still bottom of Group A with four points from as many games.


Mazembe dropped from first to second on seven points, tied with compatriots AS Vita who beat Al Hilal of Sudan 2-1 earlier in the day in Kinshasa.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
ZAMALEK TP MAZEMBE
16
Goalkeeper
21
Goalkeeper
21
Defender
29
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
4
Defender
4
Defender
24
Defender
29
Defender
3
Defender
22
Defender
2
Defender
8
Defender
14
Defender
20
5
13
Defender
12
Defender
30
27
Midfielder
12
Defender
6
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
19
24
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
18
Forward/Striker
23
Midfielder
10
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
15
Forward/Striker
25
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
17
Forward/Striker
16
Forward/Striker
20
Forward/Striker
28
Forward/Striker
7
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