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Bucs facing battle in Congo

By Mark Gleeson | May 02, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 74 ]

TP MAZEMBE are slashing ticket prices and hoping to build momentum from an important weekend win as they seek to overcome Orlando Pirates in the African Champions League at the weekend.

The Congolese club have told supporters they will be taking 60% off ticket prices in an effort to ensure a full house - and, more importantly, a fevered and intimidating atmosphere - for Sunday's visit by Pirates.

The game is in Lubumbashi at the new stadium that Mazembe have built in the copper-rich Katanga province, kicking off at 3.30pm.

Mazembe have also laid out their game plan as they seek to overcome a 3-1 deficit from the first leg at the Orlando Stadium last month.

Mazembe need to win 2-0 to go through on the away goal-rule, and coach Lamine Ndiaye says there will be an aggressive approach to try and wipe out the deficit as quickly as possible.

The coach says Mazembe go into the game buoyed by their win on Sunday over V Club from Kinshasa in what is the Congolese equivalent of Pirates against Kaizer Chiefs.

Mazembe won the early season league match 2-1 and the coach says it was "done in fine style".

"This victory allows the players to prepare for Pirates in a confident mood, which is essential," said the Senegal-born Ndiaye.

Elimination by Pirates would be a major disaster for Mazembe, who have been to the group phase of the Champions League for all but one of the past five competitions.

They were winners in 2009 and 2010 and semifinalists last year and are the only African side to have played in the Club World Cup final where they lost to Inter Milan.

Ambitious chairman Moise Katumbi, who is also the province's governor, has sunk millions of the state's money into making the club a force on the African continent but if they lose to Pirates they will suffer the ignominy of failing to get to the last eight.

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Loosing the game on tuesday is very very mportant and advantageous for our on comming fixture against TP Mazembe. Should we have won I'd be worried coz our players would tend to be fat headed.
There are only 3 possible results from that game of Mazembe and I'd b happy if someone paste dis comment back here on monday jst 2 remind me

TP Mazembe 1-0 Orlando Pirates
TP Mazembe 3-2 Orlando Pirates
TP Mazembe 1-2 Orlando Pirates

May 02, 2013 5:20 | 0 replies

Skomoro99(Dtc Psl)(Gold Star Acl)
Tpaz!!
We don't have a coach....
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Wow,u r very correct,we dont have a coach at all n that thing masquerading as one is being paid by Zebras to take us down lol.If that RDS thing stays,we might b fighting relegation nxt
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I dont like bashing our coaches in public but I feel you two champs.
RDS did not act like a man that wants a win at all. Like I said last time,he is no tactician and his team selection and subs are exposing him.
I would have started with champs Ace,Klate,Sox and BM17. By halftime I would be a goal or two up for sure and I would have brought in champ Rooi. Instead RDS waits for Chippa to find their footing and gain confidence before he brings some of them in,and he ends the match with both champs Klate and Sox on the bench when we have no goal. WTH?

Blackenwhite(Dtc Psl)(Gold Star Acl)

May 02, 2013 1:52 | 0 replies

@Blackenwhite
CONGRATS URBAN WARRIORS FOR YOUR AQUIRED TASTE FOR ZONKEY BILTONG AND FOR YOUR PAYBACK WHIPPING OF THEM ZONKEYS.

Blackenwhite(Dtc Psl)(Gold Star Acl)
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bwhaaahahahahahahahahahahhaa............kwaaaakwakwakwakwakwaaa.......tltltltltltltltltltltltltltltlt........,
Eish Champ, you are killing me.......

UP THE BUCS

May 02, 2013 1:44 | 0 replies

CONGRATS URBAN WARRIORS FOR YOUR AQUIRED TASTE FOR ZONKEY BILTONG AND FOR YOUR PAYBACK WHIPPING OF THEM ZONKEYS.

Blackenwhite(Dtc Psl)(Gold Star Acl)


May 02, 2013 1:40 | 0 replies

All we need to do is to score an away goal before they score against us if they ever do that is, which will help to unsettle our host.

UP THE SEA CRIMINALS

May 02, 2013 1:31 | 0 replies

moffdat
NOT ONE ARTICLE ON THE CHIEFS THRASHING??

@SOWETAN
DOES BOBSTEAKS OWN YOU GUYS?
MOFFDAT IS NOT AMUSED!
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If this does not confirm what we have been saying about biased Zebra deployees at Sowetan,then nothing will.
Some dumb zebra fans at Sowetan Sport articles think that they own the paper.They treat the paper as their personal property and report only what suits them. Where is the Zonkey whipping?
There is no impartiality at Sowetan and it means its the same with other news items.
FACT REMAINS THAT ZONKEYS WERE SLAUGHTERED,SKINNED AND EATEN by Urban warriors,whether Sowetan reports it or not. Dankie

May 02, 2013 1:29 | 0 replies

Well as a staunch and glorified khosi fan I wish The Mighty Bucs all the best in Lumbumbashi,scare tactics or not.Its about time that this AXE (Mazembe team) feel the wrath of the SA players in revenge of the ref they moered at Orlando.

May 02, 2013 1:26 | 0 replies

Jah, we know its not gonne be easy for us mabhakaniya but we will also be aggressive towards them, bazosibona kahle...

UP THE BUCS

May 02, 2013 12:56 | 0 replies

Away games are always difficult, a technical stuff needs to prepare for an unexpected.Its an open secret that our players are not doing well when they play in our neighbouring brother;s backyards(Africa).They struggle big time, and also our national team,when visits our brothers there,they always play with one foot.

Mazembe is one of the respected teams in Congo and in continent,and surely they preparing to ambush us at their own backyard,and what they are doing now is trying to divert our attention from the advantage we have over them,that soccer,you must try to unsettle your opponent to get around...both teams are under pressure now,its a Do or Die,simple as that....slightly mistake...we all go home..

Wish you all the best boys,so far so good...and lets see what comes up...!

Sea Criminal wayawaya..

May 02, 2013 12:56 | 0 replies

Mr editor where is the zebra/chiefs article
and the current leading goal scorer is Katlego Mashego for the first time since the starting of the season , Whre are those article you are so jelous.

Two remaining kaizer chiefs games are all draws

May 02, 2013 12:49 | 0 replies

In Africa we shall concour and i would love to thank Ajax for making these loud mouthed zebras shut up

May 02, 2013 12:28 | 0 replies