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.
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.
TP Mazembe chairman Moise Katumbi says they are “pleased” to face holders Esperance of Tunis in the semifinals of the CAF Champions League this year.
TP Mazembe will play Esperance of Tunis in the semifinals of the CAF Champions League. The Crows, who had already booked their tickets to the last four, lost to Berekum Chelsea of Ghana 1-0 on Sunday in the last game of the group stage.