The Crows conceded a narrow 1-0 loss to holders Esperance of Tunis on Saturday, but that was all the home team needed to advance after a scoreless draw in the first leg in Lubumbashi.
DR Congo’s national football team have qualified for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations despite losing 2-1 to Equatorial Guinea’s Nzalang Nacional in Malabo on Sunday.
The second leg match between Tunisia’s Esperance and DR Congo’s Mazembe in two weeks in Tunis will be a 50/50 affair. That is the assessment of Esperance coach Nabil Maloul after his side held Mazembe to a goalless draw in the first leg of the Orange CAF Champions League semifinals played in Lubumbashi on Sunday.
DR Congo’s TP Mazembe faced a stifling defense from holders Esperance of Tunis in the first leg of their CAF Champions League semifinals on Sunday.