Mazembe to close in on Champions League semis

Mazembe to close in on Champions League semis
TP Mazembe's Zambian midfielder Rainford Kalaba

by Staff Reporter

Friday Aug 21, 2015. 09:48

TP Mazembe will face Al Hilal in Omdurman on Sunday, in their fifth Group A outing of the 2015 CAF Champions League.

The Ravens are topping the group on eight points with two games remaining, three points clear of Al Hilal and Moghreb Tetouan.

And while a draw could prove enough for the four-time African champions to book their place in the last four of the continental showpiece, a win in Sudan will see them secure first place in the group should Moghreb Tetouan fail to defeat Smouha SC in Morocco in the other fixture.

The DR Congo giants travelled to Khartoum without the injured duo of Zambian defender Kabaso Chongo and Tanzanian striker Thomas Ulimwengu, but have been boosted by the return from suspension of Yaw Frimpong, Merveille Bope and Rainford Kalaba.

Meanwhile, Al Hilal will be under huge pressure in Omdurman, as a home loss combined with a victory for Moghreb Tetouan will see them bow out of the competition.

The game will kick off at Al Hilal Stadium at 19h00 CAT on Sunday 23 August 2015.

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