Algerian side ES Setif reached the final of the 2014 Orange CAF Champions League despite a 3-2 loss to TP Mazembe on Sunday in Lubumbashi. The ‘Black Eagles’ advanced on the away goal rule after a 4-4 tie, becoming the first Algerian side to reach the final of the premier continental club championship since 1990.
Vita Club have qualified for the final of the Orange CAF Champions League after beating Tunisia's CS Sfaxien 2-1 on Saturday at the Taïeb Mhiri stadium in Sfax in the second leg of the semifinals.
AS Vita managed a 2-1 win over CS Sfaxien in their semi-final clash on Sunday in Kinshasa. Fans’ favourite Mubele Ndombe broke the deadlock in the first half and midfielder Luvumbu Nzinga increased the tally few minutes into the second half before left-back Ali Maaloul pulled one back for the Tunisians to make the return leg all to play.
Striker Abdelmalek Ziaya scored a late winner as ES Setif bounced back to beat TP Mazembe 2-1 in their semi-final first leg on Saturday in Setif. The 30-year old Ziaya, who rejoined ‘Les Aigles Noirs’ few months ago netted the vital strike a minute from time to give his side a slim goal advantage ahead of the second leg next weekend in Lubumbashi.
TP Mazembe held rivals AS Vita to a barren draw in their ultimate Group A match on Sunday in Kinshasa to finish tops of the group. Mazembe edged rivals AS Vita on the head-to-head rule despite both teams amassing 11 points apiece from six games at the group phase, and are through to the semis.