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Sinkala, Kalaba help Mazembe reach CAF Confederation Cup group stage

TP Mazembe sailed to the group stage of the 2016 CAF Champions league on away goals despite losing 2 – 1 away against Stade Gabisien in Tunisia on Tuesday evening.

The Congo giants named Nathan Sinkala and Rainford Kalaba in the starting with Kabaso Chongo on the bench as they carried a 1 – 0 lead from home.

They unfortunately fell behind in the 28th minute through a Youssef FOUZHI goal.

They seemed to be heading out of the competition when Ahmed Hosni scored a second in the 75th minute but they scored the all important away goal in the 70th minute through Wonder Bope.

Bope then received a red card 6 minutes later for retaliation.

Gabisien failed to utilize their chances in the final minutes as Mazembe held on for a spot in the group stage of the competition.

Sinkala played the entire game while Kalaba was substituted in the 53rd minute.

Mazembe have struggled for form and have only won once in the last five games.

They now await the draw for the group stage which will be held next week on 24th May, 2016.

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7 Comments

  1. Well done T.P Mazembe. North Africans are always a stubborn opposition.On low note,Our captain, Kalaba seems to have lost foam. Those that watched the game, how did he account for himself?

  2. Musonda has a bad advisor in his mother coz she thinks zambia is a poor country when she comes from the same zambia.If she doesn’t allow her son to play for us then just let her be.

  3. leave the boy we have players he needs to challenge other players he also has a decision to make but believe u me in africa he can make a name but for beljum with that talent i dult him mark wilmots went to watch adanan at manchester called to cump afta that no ko he has ended up in kosovo chalie sinor was far much better than this boy

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