SuperSport, Mazembe set for titanic Group D clash

SuperSport, Mazembe set for titanic Group D clash
Keegan Ritchie of Supersport United challenged by Abdou Djamilou Atchabao of CF Mounana during the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup match between CF Mounana and Supersport United at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 23 May 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Jun 20, 2017. 09:00

SuperSport United and TP Mazembe are set for a memorable 2017 CAF Confederations Cup clash when they cross swords in Atteridgeville on Tuesday evening.

Kick-off at the Lucas Moripe Stadium is at 19h00 CAT.

For Matsatsantsa the clash is but the start of an important week for club with a Nedbank Cup final showdown against Orlando Pirates to follow, in Durban on Saturday.

SuperSport, though, don't lack confidence having held the defending CAFCC champions to a 2-2 stalemate in the reverse fixture in Lubumbashi.

Goals from Aubrey Modiba and Teboho Mokoena leaving the Democratic Republic of Congo giants frustrated on home soil.

Despite their demanding schedule that offers no immediate respite, both Mandla Masango and Jeremey Brockie are confident that the match against the Ravens is the ideal prep for this weekend's showpiece.

“The good part about us is that we're still playing, we're still active with the CAF games. So, that’s a plus for us,” said Masango.

With seven goals in this season's tournament thus far, Brockie is the CAFCC leading scorer and he too is geared for the challenge.

"It is taxing to play Mazembe and Pirates within five days.

"But facing a strong team like Mazembe before the cup final is good for us," Brockie concluded.

SuperSport top Group D after three rounds of fixtures, tied on five points with Mazembe and Horoya. CF Mounana prop the table having yet to accumulate a point.

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