Holders TP Mazembe triumph to earn quarter-final advantage

Democratic Republic of Congo top-flight side, holders TP Mazembe won their first leg Confederation Cup quarter-final against Al Hilal Obeid 2-1 in Sudan on Saturday.

Ben Malango scored a brace for the defending champions to give them the advantage heading into their home leg next weekend.

Mazembe suffered an early blow after defender Kevin Mondeko scored an own-goal to give the hosts a 23rd-minute lead.

Malongo equalised for Mazembe just seven minutes later, with his winner coming from the penalty spot in the 83rd minute.

In other quarter-final first leg matches, Karim Benarif hit a 19th-minute penalty to give Morocco’s FUS Rabat a slender 1-0 win in their home leg against Tunisians CS Sfaxien.

Algerian side Mouloudia Alger also won their home leg 1-0 on Saturday night against another Tunisian side, Club Africain.

Hichem Nekkache scored the only goal after nine minutes.

On Friday, South Africa’s Supersport United was held to a 0-0 draw at home by Zambia’s Zesco United.

African Confederation Cup quarter-finals first legs

Supersport United 0-0 Zesco United (Friday)
Al Hilal Obeid 1-2 TP Mazembe (Saturday)
FUS Rabat 1-0 CS Sfaxien (Saturday)
Mouloudia Alger 1-0 Club Africain (Saturday)

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