Bejaia ends Medeama’s dreams

Algerian club Mouloudia Bejaia edged into the semi-finals of the Confederation Cup with a 1-0 win over Ghana’s Medeama on Tuesday.

The victory over the visiting Ghanaian side sees the Algerians through to the last four on the head-to-head rule.

A goal shortly after the break from France-born Chadian international Morgan Betorangal proved to be the winner for Bejaia.

It was only the Algerian side’s second goal in the six matches of the group phase.

The first match between the two sides ended 0-0 in Ghana allowing the North Africans to jump from third to second in the standings.

Earlier, DR Congo’s TP Mazembe ensured they would finish top of Group A with a 3-1 win in Lubumbashi over Tanzania’s Young Africans.

Jonathan Bolingi opened the scoring for the hosts in the 28th minute, moments before Young Africans’ Vincent Chikupe was shown a straight red card for a foul that prevented a goal scoring chance.

Mazembe made the extra man count after half-time with Zambia international Rainford Kalaba scoring two more goals before Burundi’s Amissi Tambwe grabbed a consolation.

Today, former winners FUS Rabat of Morocco take on defending champions Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia to decide who will finish at the top of Group B.

They meet in Rabat and a draw will keep 2010 champions FUS one point above 2006 and 2015 winners Etoile, assure them of first place.

Kawkab Marrakech of Morocco host bottom-of-the-table Al Ahly Tripoli of Libya today in the remaining fixture with only pride at stake.



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