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TP Mazembe stun Enyimba

African Champions League trophy
TP Mazembe kept themselves in the hunt for the semis

DR Congo's TP Mazembe have inflicted a heavy 3-0 defeat on visiting Enyimba of Nigeria in Group B of the African Champions League.

Defeat for the Lubumbashi side would have left them unable to make it through to the last four, but they kept the group wide open with a scintillating display.

Enyimba were missing several key players, including top-scorer Stephen Worgu, but TP Mazembe were always in control.

Nvete Luyeye opened the scoring for the home side with 18 minutes played, and it was 1-0 at half-time - thanks to some strong defending by Enyimba.

But mid-way through the second-half Enyimba handled in the area and Mputu Mabi stepped up to convert the resultant penalty.

The match was all over as a contest when, with 11 minutes to go, Patou Kabangu drove home the third for TP Mazembe.

In the other match in Group B, Coton Sport of Cameroon scored a narrow 1-0 win over visiting Al Hilal.

Baba Ousmaila got the only goal of the game and Hilal had Alaeldin Gibril sent off midway through the second half.


see also
Al Ahly win with last-gasp goal
16 Aug 08 |  African
Enyimba beat Mazembe to go top
17 Aug 08 |  African
Champions League statistics
30 Aug 08 |  African


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