TP Mazembe ‘honored’ to defeat Zamalek in Egypt

Ahram Online, Monday 20 Aug 2012

Mazembe revived after being second in CAF Champions League Group B with seven points

Mazembe football team (Photo: AP)

TP Mapzembe coach Lamine N’Diaye expressed his delight to defeat Egyptian side Zamalek 2-1 on their home soil to boost their chances in the CAF Champions League.

“Zamalek is a very big team and it is an honour for us to defeat them at home. They played a very good game but we won. It is bad luck for Zamalek, but that is football, ” N’Diaye said in the post-match press conference.

In the match that was held behind closed doors due to security concerns in Egypt, two first-half goals by Hichani Himoonde and Mbwana Samata, 32 and 44 minutes into the first half, gave the visitors the upper hand while Benin striker Razak Omotoyossi scored Zamale only goal the 35th minute.

“This victory has revived us, we now we have seven points and are back in the hunt with two games at home which we must win. I think we can do it,” he added.

Egypt’s Ahly are top of the Group B with ten points after their home draw with Ghana’s Berekum Chelsea while Zamalek lost all hopes for qualification as they gained no points from four matches.

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