CAF Club competitions, Friday 24 July – As it happened

CAF Club competitions, Friday 24 July – As it happened
Mazembe's striker Mbwana Samatta vies with Al Hilal's midfielder Nelson Ladzagla

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Jul 25, 2015. 00:18

Welcome to AfricanFootball’s live coverage of matchday 3 of the 2015 CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup.

Two fixtures are scheduled for this Friday in Africa’s foremost club tournament, with Egyptian outfit Smouha SC playing hosts to DR Congo giants TP Mazembe in Alexandria in Group A, and USM Alger welcoming fellow Algerians MC El Eulma in Bologhine in Group B.

(All times CAT)




Friday 24 July 2015

CAF Champions League

Smouha SC 0-2 TP Mazembe

USM Alger 2-1 MC El Eulma


Saturday 25 July 2015

CAF Champions League

ES Sétif v El Merreikh – 22h30 at Stade du 8 mai 1945 (Group B)

CAF Confederation Cup

Al Ahly v Etoile Sportive du Sahel – 19h00 at Suez Stadium (Group A)

Espérance de Tunis v Stade Malien – 20h45 at Stade Olympique de Radès (Group A)


Sunday 26 July 2015

CAF Champions League

Moghreb Tetouan v Al Hilal – 23h00 at Stade Saniat Rmel (Group A)

CAF Confederation Cup

Zamalek v AC Léopards – 19h30 at Petro Sport Stadium (Group B)

CS Sfaxien v Orlando Pirates – 21h30 at Stade Taieb Mhiri (Group B)


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23h30 - Thanks for your company and see you on for more continental action on Saturday.

23h25 - Full time at Stade Omar Hamdi and third win in a row for the Reds and Blacks who consolidate their leadership in Group B - USM Alger 2-1 MC El Eulma.

23h20 - Rachid Nadji comes in for injured Youcef Belaili for USMA.

23h15 - Mohamed Rabie Meftah hits the post in another clear-cut chance for the locals.

23h14 - Perfect pass from Belaili for substitute Andria, who fails to convert the chance.

23h09 - Mokhtar Benmoussa comes in for Mohamed Seguer for USMA.

23h02 - Gabonese midfielder Mbuingui comes in for Youssef Laouafi for El Eulma.

23h01 - Andria Carolus comes in for Kaddour Beldjilali for USMA.

22h58 - Poor clearance from Zemmamouche, who is lucky to escape unharmed.

22h46 - Good combination between Belaili and Ferhat, but the latter is denied by El Eulma's keeper Tarek Mahsas.

22h38 - What a chance for USMA! Zinedine Ferhat fires a cross for Mohamed Seguer, whose header smashes the crossbar.

22h36 - The second half is underway at Stade Omar Hamadi.

22h19 - It is half-time in Bologhine, where USM Alger are leading 2-1. USM Alger 2-1 MC El Eulma

22h09 - GOAL EL Eulma - Nadir Korichi pulls a goal back for the visitors, heading home a cross from Mokhtar Belkhiter.

22h05 - Great save from Zemmamouche on a superb free-kick from Adel Naamane.

22h04 - USMA centre-back Chakib Mazari receives a yellow for handling the ball.

21h58 - MC El Eulma close to pull a goal back, but midfielder Nadir Korichi misses his one on one with USMA international keeper Mohamed Lamine Zemmamouche.

21h52 - GOAL USMA - Mohamed Seguer doubles the lead for the Reds and Blacks, thanks again to an assist from Youcef Belaili.

21h50 - Another great opportunity for the locals, but Zinedine Ferhat just misses the target.

21h45 - GOAL USMA - Kaddour Beldjilali breaks the deadlock for USM Alger following great work from Youcef Belaili.

21h43 - Nacer Hammami (MC El Eulma) is booked.

21h35 - Belaili takes a free-kick for USMA and is denied by the wall.

21h30 - And we are now underway at Stade Omar Hamadi in Bologhine, where USM Alger host fellow Algerians MC El Eulma in Group B.

USM Alger: 1-Zemmamouche – 26-Boudebouda, 5-Mazari, 20-Khoualed, 30-Meftah – 11-El Orfi, 8-Beldjilali, 7-Ferhat – 18-Seguer, 10-Belaili, 28-Baiteche

MC El Eulma: 16-Mahsas – 2-Belkhiter, 4-Madani, 23-Maiza, 5-Naamane - 30-Dehouche, 12-Tembeng, 10-Hammami – 7-Bentayeb, 28-Korichi, 29-Laouafi

21h23 - Game over in Alexandria, where TP Mazembe enjoyed a 2-0 win to claim top spot in Group A on 5 points. Smouha SC 0-2 TP Mazembe

21h18 - Ayman Ashraf is sent off for a second booking.

21h12 - GOAL - Daniel Adjei doubles the lead for the visitors.

21h11 - Ibrahim Abdel-Khalek is also cautionned for Smouha.

21h10 - Islam Naim  comes in for Mansou Kouakou for Smouha SC.

21h08 - Smouha's defender Ayman Ashraf receives a yellow.

21h06 - Mazembe's full-back Yaw Frimpong is cautionned.

21h05 - Ivoirian midfielder Roger Assale comes in for goal scorer Kalaba for TP Mazembe.

21h00 - Rainford Kalaba receives a yellow for a mild challenge.

20h53 - Ahmed Hommos comes in for Mostafa Talaat for Smouha SC.

20h51 - Boubacar Diarra comes in for Thomas Ulimwengu for TP Mazembe.

20h48 - Smouha are pushing more and more for the equaliser.

20h45 - Mazembe are still dominating the encounter, but the Egyptians are far from giving up.

20h35 - Ivoirian striker Kouao Hermann, a former frontman for Sewe Sport, came in for Ahmed Shoukri for Smouha SC.

20h33 - The second half is underway in Egypt.

20h16 - It is half-time in Alexandria, where Mazembe are enjoying a one-goal lead.

20h10 - GOAL - Rainford Kalaba finds the top corner to put the visitors ahead. Assist by Adama Traore.

20h05 - Mazembe's midfielder Merveille Bokadi Bope is booked.

20h00 - We are still goalless at Alexandria Stadium.

19h50 - Jean Kasusula takes a free-kick following a foul on Thomas Ulimwengu, but it's blocked by the wall.

19h46 - The locals dominated the first 15 minutes of the game, but the Egyptians seem now on the front foot.

19h40 - Smouha's first attempt at goal, but it's off target.

19h30 - We are underway in Alexandria between Smouha SC and TP Mazembe.

Smouha SC: Mahdi Soliman, Ayman Ashraf, Sayed Farid, Ousmane Ouattara, Manso Kwaku, Ibrahim Abdel-Khalek, Ahmed Shoukri, Ahmed Nabil 'Manga', Alaa Ali, Mostafa Talaat, Hani El-Egeizi

TP Mazembe: Kidiaba, Frimpong, Kimwaki, Coulibaly, Kasusula, Bope, Kalaba, Adjei, Ulimwengu, Samatta, Traore

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