TP Mazembe eyeing ES Setif scalp in Group B

TP Mazembe eyeing ES Setif scalp in Group B
Ben Ngita of TP Mazembe challenged by Dean Furman of Supersport United during the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup Final Second Leg football match between Supersport United and TP Mazembe at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa on 25 November 2017 @Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Saturday May 05, 2018. 11:00

Congolese giants TP Mazembe are at home this weekend as they kick-off their CAF Champions League group stage assignment.

They are at home to ES Setif of Algeria as they aim to collect their first three points in Group B, but they must be wary of their visitors.

A look at their 2018 campaign, the Ravens started with a 4-0 win over Uniao Do Songo of Mozambique in the opening leg of the first round in March in front of their home crowd.

In their return clash away in Mozambique, they failed to ignite against their hosts as they suffered a 3-0 loss. Still, they secured their spot in the group stages via a 4-3 aggregate win.

Coach Kyle Mihayo will now pin his hopes on the likes of Ben Malango who netted a hat trick in their 4-0 rout at home.

A look at the visitors, Setif were pitted against Nigerian outfit Aduana Stars who beat them 1-0 in the opening leg of the first round.

However, Setif went on to bag a 4-0 win over the Nigerian Premier Football league side at home to book a spot in the group stages.

A win will see both sides moving up the log table, but that will depend on the result between Difaa El Jadida and MC Alger in a match set for 21:00 on the same day.

This thrilling encounter will be staged at 15:00 (CAT) on Saturday at Stade du TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi.

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