November 14, 2010

TP Mazembe have retained the Champions League title after a 1-1 draw with Esperance of Tunis in the final second leg on Saturday at the November 7 Stadium in Rades. The Crows had won the final first leg 5-0 two weeks ago in Lubumbashi .

Mazembe go into the history books as the first African team to retain the continent’s top football competition twice. They were also winners in 1967 and 1968.

Esperance scored first on 23 minutes (Harrison Afful) but were unable to overcome the huge deficit from the first leg. Deo Kanda leveled the score on 67 minutes, killing any hopes of a miracle comeback from the hosts.

Mazembe will receive the $1.500.000 prize-money and will represent Africa in the FIFA Club World Cup scheduled in Dubai in December.