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Adjei strike gives Mazembe CAF Cup final edge

19 Novembre 2017

Congo Democratic Republic giants TP Mazembe edged visiting South African club SuperSport United 2-1 in the first-leg final of the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup in Lubumbashi on Sunday.

Bradley Grobler missed a sitter for SuperSport before a capacity 18,500 crowd and Chico Ushindi rattled the woodwork for Mazembe before the hosts went ahead through a soft goal.

Mazembe opened the scoring in the 18th minute through a freakish blunder by SuperSport goalkeeper Ronwen Williams who seemingly lost sight of a shot on goal from Mali striker Adama Traore.

Mazembe are the second most successful club in CAF competitions, winning 10 titles, while it is the first appearance of SuperSport in an African final.

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Whatever SuperSport coach Eric Tinkler said to his charges in the change room at half-time seemed to do the trick, as midfielder Sipho Mbule fired home the equaliser from long range just two minutes into the second half.

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The second leg will be played at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa on November 25.

Ghana-born Mazembe substitute Solomon Asante was floored in the box, but his penalty appeal was surprisingly ignored by the Algerian referee.

Adjei strike gives Mazembe CAF Cup final edge