TP Mazembe will play for a continental title for the first time since winning consecutive Champions League titles in 2009 and 2010. The Crows qualified for the final of the Orange CAF Confederation Cupon Saturday after they beat Stade Malien 1-0 in Lubumbashi.
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.
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.
Katanga Province governor Moise katumbi told reporters over the weekend he won’t run for presidential elections set to be held in 2011. He attributed rumors of his candidacy to those in the national and international media “looking for sensational stories to sell newspapers.”