SuperSport frustrated at home by defending CCC champions

SuperSport frustrated at home by defending CCC champions
Thuso Phala of Supersport United challenged by Karl Mboudou 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 Bertin Basson

Tuesday Jun 20, 2017. 21:22

SuperSport United failed to return to the top of Group D as they were held to a 0-0 draw by TP Mazembe in a 2017 CAF Confederations Cup clash at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on Tuesday evening.

Matsatsantsa were the more dominant side throughout, but were unable to find a way past a very stubborn Ravens defence as both teams ultimately had to settle for a point.

As a result, Horoya end the fourth round of fixtures atop the standings with the Guinea outfit having defeated Mounana 1-0 earlier today.

Thuso Phala conjured the first shot on target in the match after 19 minutes, with the winger stepping in field before seeing his attempt saved by Ley Matampi.

That was how exciting it would get in the first half with Ronwen Williams unchallenged at the other end of the pitch.

CCC top scorer Jeremy Brockie made his way onto the pitch for SuperSport following the interval, but he too failed to provide the spark needed to bring what was a dull encounter to life.

The defending champions retracted even deeper into their shell as the game entered the final exchanges with Matsatsantsa the more dominant, but for all their possession the hosts were unable to find the back of the net.

SuperSport now turn their attention to the Nedbank Cup Final. They will go head-to-head with Orlando Pirates in Durban this coming weekend.

SuperSport United (0) 0

TP Mazembe (0) 0

SuperSport United: Williams; Kekana, Gould, Daniels, Bhasera (Brockie 46') - Letsholonyane, Mokoena, Modiba, Phala - Mnyamane,Grobler (Nkhatha 69')

TP Mazembe: Matampi; Mika (Kanda 81'), Ngita, Koffi Kouame,Coulibaly, Zatu, Sinkala, Mputu (Adama 71'), Mpeko, Kiaku, Kalaba (Adjei 88')

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