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Five CAF Confederation Cup finals facts

2017-11-18 11:14
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Johannesburg - Five CAF Confederation Cup finals facts ahead of the 2017 title decider between TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo and SuperSport United of South Africa:

- Hearts of Oak won the first final in 2004, defeating bitter rivals Asante Kotoko on penalties in an all-Ghana showdown after two draws.

- CS Sfaxien overcame fellow Tunisians Etoile Sahel on away goals four years later after another final between clubs from the same country.

- Tunisia have been the most successful nation in the competition with five titles -- Sfaxien lifting the trophy a record three times and Etoile twice.

- Sfaxien and TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of Congo share the record for the widest aggregate winning margin of three goals.

- Most of the 13 finals have been much closer affairs with penalty shootouts deciding three, away goals another three, and one goal separating the sides on four occasions.

Factfile for CAF Confederation Cup finalists SuperSport United of South Africa:

Official name: SuperSport United Football Club

Nickname: Matsatsantsa a Pitori (The Pretoria trendsetters)

Formed: 1994

Home ground: Lucas 'Masterpieces' Moripe Stadium, Pretoria (capacity: 29,000)

Captain: Dean Furman (midfielder)

Coach: Eric Tinkler

CAF titles: first final appearance

Results in 2017 Confederation Cup: preliminary round - Saint-Michel Elgeco Plus (MAD) 2-1 home, 0-0 away; first round - Al Ahly Shendy (SUD) 4-0 2-3; play-off - Barrack Young Controllers (LBR) 5-0 1-1; Group D - Horoya (GUI) 2-2 0-0, Mounana (GAB) 4-1 5-3, TP Mazembe (COD) 0-0 2-2; quarter-finals - Zesco Utd (ZAM) 0-0 2-2, won on away goals; semi-finals - Club Africain (TUN) 1-1 3-1

Scorers: 10 - Jeremy Brockie; 5 - Thabo Mnyamane; 3 - Bradley Grobler, Fagrie Lakay, Thuso Phala; 2 - Aubrey Modiba; 1 - Mario Booysen, Grant Kekana, Tefu Mashamaite, Teboho Mokoena, Kingston Nkhatha, Keegan Ritchie, Salaheldin al Hassan (Ahly Shendy)-og

Factfile for CAF Confederation Cup finalists TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo:

Official name: Tout Puissant (all powerful) Mazembe

Nickname: Les Corbeaux (The Ravens)

Formed: 1939

Home ground: Stade TP Mazembe, Lubumbashi (capacity: 18,500)

Captain: Rainford Kalaba (winger)

Coach: Pamphile Mihayo

CAF titles: Champions League (1967, 1968, 2009, 2010, 2015), Confederation Cup (2016), Super Cup (2010, 2011, 2016), African Cup Winners Cup (1980)

Results in 2017 Confederation Cup: play-off - JS Kabylie (ALG) 2-0 home, 0-0 away; Group D - Mounana (GAB) 2-0 1-0, Horoya (GUI) 2-1 1-1, SuperSport Utd (RSA) 2-2 0-0; quarter-finals - Al Hilal Obied (SUD) 5-0 2-1, semi-finals - FUS Rabat (MAR) 1-0 0-0

Scorers: 6 - Ben Malango, 2 - Rainford Kalaba, Issama Mpeko, Nathan Sinkala, 1 - Salif Coulibaly, Deo Kanda, Jean Kasusula, Elia Meschak, Tresor Mputu, Adama Traore

Note: Champions League known as African Cup of Champions Clubs before 1997

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