Congolese giants TP Mazembe are 2016 CAF Super Cup champions after beating Tunisia side Etoile Du Sahel 2-1 thanks to a heroic performance from Ghanaian midfielder Daniel Nii Adjei following his first half brace.
The Lubumbashi based club by the virtue of being winners of last year’s CAF champions league hosted Etoile Du Sahel who were winners of last year’s CAF confederation cup on Saturday afternoon at the Stade TP Mazembe.
On the day it was a brilliant display by the home side as they dominated their opponents from the opening minutes but they fluffed the chances they created. However, in the 22 minute Ghana’s Daniel Nii Adjei broke the deadlock in front of a boisterous crowd.
Mazembe never allowed Etoile Du Sahel to settle in the game and on the stroke of half-time Nii Adjei doubled his side’s lead, but the away side before the break reduced the deficit through Iheb Msakni.
From the recess, Etoile Du Sahel threw a lot of bodies up front in search of the equalizer but Mazembe looked resolute at the back as they foiled the away side’s attack.
Chances were far and few as the 2015 CAF champions league winners held on to win their third CAF Super Cup.
Experienced Sports Journalist /Producer
Jul 02, 2014 0