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TP Mazembe Holds off FUS Rabat to Advance to the 2017 Confederation Cup Final

Defending Champions TP Mazembe is on track to become the first Congolese side to defend the Confederations Cup after holding off Morocco’s FUS Rabat to a 0-0 late on Saturday 21st.

The Ravens needed at least a draw to qualify having capitalized on their formidable home form to beat FUS Rabat 1-0 in Lubumbashi.

Mazembe sat back from the start allowing FUS Rabat to enjoy most of the possession in the first half while absorbing whatever the Moroccans threw at them.

They tried to change their strategy in the second half with quick counter-attacks after bringing on Meshak Elia for Zambian play-maker Rainford Kalaba but couldn’t work an opener past FUS Rabat’s rather solid defense.

Mazembe was the happier side at the end of the night, celebrating the advancement to the final for a second year in a row after a 0-0 stalemate that secured their 1-0 aggregate triumph over the two legs.

The Ravens, who are the fourth most successful club in CAF competitions with eight titles, is hoping to become the first Congolese club to win back to back Confederation Cup trophies.



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