TP Mazembe draws in Algeria

TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo forced a 0-0 draw at Mouloudia Bejaia of Algeria on Sunday to stay top of Group A in the CAF Confederation Cup.

The winners of nine African titles, including five successes in the premier CAF Champions League competition, have seven points after three rounds.

African debutants Bejaia have five points, Medeama of Ghana two and Young Africans one with three matchdays remaining and two semi-finals spots up for grabs.

One of those places seems destined to be filled by Mazembe, who began this year in the Champions League only to lose a final-round qualifier and be demoted to the second-tier Confederation Cup.

They have home fixtures against Bejaia and Young Africans ahead with a visit to Medeama in between, and it would be a shock if they collapsed after an unbeaten three-game run.

A goalless draw in Bejaia was not surprising as three of the six Group A matches have produced stalemates and only eight goals have been scored at a paltry average of 1.33. – AFP

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