Mazembe close-in on semifinal berth

Mazembe close-in on semifinal berth
TP Mazembe coach Patrice Carteron

by Kalumiana Kalumiana

Friday Aug 08, 2014. 12:19

TP Mazembe are hoping to wrap-up their CAF Champions League Group A campaign  with a game to spare when they host Al Hilal of Sudan in Lubumbashi on Sunday.

Mazembe are unbeaten in their last three Group A matches picking up two wins and a scoreless away draw at bottom placed Zamalek two weeks ago.

Incidentally, Mazembe last loss was in their Group A opener on May 16 when they lost 1-0 away to their guests this weekend in Khartoum.

"There were some interesting things in the first game. There is no danger in the home game," Mazembe coach Patrice Carteron said.

Victory for Mazembe on Sunday will also end third placed Al Hilal's semifinal hopes.

Al Hilal are third in Group A on four points from four games played.

Furthermore,  Al Hilal have yet to win away in Group A and head back to DR Congo exactly a 14 days after losing 2-1 to leaders AS Vita in Kinshasa.

That match was also coach Paulo Campos last match in charge before he was fired when the Brazilian-born coach protested a last minute Vita penalty that handed the home side the three points.

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