Winner 2-1 in the first leg, TP Mazembe resisted SuperSport (0-0) this Saturday in the final return of the CAF Cup.
At the end of a match generally controlled, the Ravens of Lubumbashi achieve a good performance by maintaining their title.
TP Mazembe keeps his crown! The defending Ravens of Lubumbashi won the CAF Cup for the second year in a row by resisting SuperSport United (0-0) in the final return this Saturday to Pretoria after their 2-1 win last Sunday in the first leg. . Despite their advantage at kickoff, Pamphile Mihayo’s men did not fall into the trap of playing 0-0.
In the beginning, the visitors took control of the debates and the first occasions did not take long to follow. As a week ago, however, realism was not there. Served in depth by Adama Traoré, Kalaba completely missed his duel against the opposing goalkeeper, Williams, shooting wide above. The Zambian then made a good left-side overflow before serving Adjei in withdrawal, but the Ghanaian crossed his recovery too much.
SuperSport wakes up
Little by little, the debates were balanced, but the TPM’s defense remained solid. The South Africans thought to open the scoring after a free kick pushed but Mashamaite, scorer of a diving head, was reported offside.
The pressure of the premises intensified after the return of the locker room and despite its good overall performance, the Congolese rearguard revealed some flaws.
On corner, Mashamaite was on the verge of scoring but he missed his recovery at close range. A few minutes later, Modiba’s shot flew over Gbohouo’s goal. The Ivorian goalkeeper then jumped to repel the shot of the Togolese Womé, came into play.
The TPM had a lot of cons but he spoiled them. To make matters worse, the central defender of the Ravens, Kabaso, was excluded (82) after receiving shots blow two warnings that created tension between the two teams.
Ten to ten
But even at ten, the TPM was not really shaking in the last ten minutes. On the contrary, in the face, the South African Phala was excluded in his turn for a tackle forward on Sinkala (89th).
In the final seconds, after a superb rescue Mpeko in the area, Meschack ignited the Congolese fans by chaining the dribbling, but at the end of his number, he found only the small net.
It does not matter because this draw is enough for the happiness of the Congolese who exulted in tribunes by launching “fimbu, fimbu!” with Kimwaki with the baguette.
The party is just beginning!