Thomas Ulimwengu of TP Mazembe (l) challenged by Kelvin Yondani of Young African (r) during the CAF Confederation Cup football match between Young Africans and TP Mazembe at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 28 June 2016 ©BackpagePix
Tuesday Jul 26, 2016. 09:03
Democratic Republic of Congo side TP Mazembe will target the full three points when they clash against Algeria's MO Bejaia on Wednesday, in a CAF Confederation Cup Group A tie.
Mazembe are high on confidence in the competition having bagged two wins and one draw, with victory to consolidate top spot.
Hubert Velud's side are favourites to win the group and reach the semifinals, but they will first have to overcome a stubborn Bejaia outfit at home.
The Les Corbeaux registered two consecutive wins over Ghana's SC Medeama and Tanzania's Young Africans, but drew against Bejaia two weeks ago.
However, at home, they will charged up to bag another win and ensure they shoot clear of the field with 10 points from four games.
Turning attention to the visiting Crabs; they will also want to win and remain behind the Congolese side as they currently sit on five points from their allotted matches.
A win for them will elevate them to eight points at number two, and will hope to see Medeama losing to the Tanzanian giants, Yanga, on Tuesday.
Despite a disappointing draw at home against Mazembe, coach Nasser Sandjak will want to see the same application from his charges as they aim to stun the five-time Caf Champions League winners.
The match will be staged at Stade du TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi on Wednesday afternoon. Kick-off is at 15h30.