MO Bejaia, Medeama in semifinal battle

MO Bejaia, Medeama in semifinal battle
Samuel Bioh of Medeama SC challenging Sidi Salah Yaciue of Mouloudia Olympique Bejaia during the CAF Confederation Cup between Medeama SC and Mouloudia Olympique Bejaia 29 june 2016 playing in Sekondi Ghana © Christian Thompson/BackpagePix

by BackPageTXT

Monday Aug 22, 2016. 10:30

Algeria’s MO Bejaia and Ghanaian club Medeama SC will battle for a place in the semifinals of the CAF Confederation Cup when they meet at Stade de l'Unité Maghrébine in Beajaia on Tuesday, kick-off at 15h30 CAT.

The Algerian hosts come into the match with just five points to their name in Group A and will need to claim an outright victory to leapfrog their opponents and join group leaders TP Mazembe in the final four.

Bejaia would have been in a much more promising position had they claimed a victory when they played away to bottom-of-the-log Young Africans earlier this month, but they suffered a surprise 1-0 loss in Dar Es Salaam.

The main beneficiaries of that result were Medeama, with the Ghanaians claiming a famous victory at home to TP Mazembe a week and a half ago to push themselves clear in second place.

Medeama need only avoid defeat in Algeria to secure progression, while a victory would also put them in with a chance of leapfrogging Mazembe at the top of the log, but only if the DR Congo side lose at home to Yanga.

Bejaia and Medeama drew 0-0 when they met in their first group match in Sekondi-Takoradi back in June.

The match in Bejaia will be refereed by Senegalese official Maguette N’Diaye.

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