Mazembe remain on course to defend their Confed Cup crown
ONLY TITLE-HOLDERS TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo are comfortably placed going into the second legs of the Caf Confederation Cup quarterfinals this weekend.
The “Ravens” from mining hub Lubumbashi built a 2-1 away lead over African rookies Al Hilal Obied in Sudan thanks to a brace of goals from Ben Malango.
Now Mazembe, the second most successful club in Caf competitions after Al Ahly of Egypt, could even lose 1-0 at home and still make the semi-finals of the second-tier competition.
The other ties are open after FUS Rabat of Morocco and Mouloudia Alger of Algeria took 1-0 leads and Zesco United of Zambia forced a 0-0 draw away to SuperSport United of South Africa. FIRST LEG RESULTS MC Alger 1, Club Africain 0 FUS Rabat 1, Sfaxien 0 Hilal El Obied Club 1, TP Mazembe 2 SuperSport United 0, Zesco United 0
SECOND LEG FIXTURES TODAY Sfaxien v FUS Rabat TOMORROW Zesco Utd v Supersport Utd SUNDAY Mazembe v Hilal El Obied Club Club Africain v MC Alger
Bradley Grobler of SuperSport, right, is challenged by Misheck Chaila of Zesco during their Confederation Cup first leg quarter-final at Lucas Moripe Stadium.