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Sports News of Sunday, 3 February 2019


Derrick Sassraku's Club Africain suffer humiliating 8-0 defeat to TP Mazembe

TP Mazembe beat a hapless Club Africain side 8-0 on Saturday in Lubumbashi to register the biggest ever win in the history of the group phase of the premier continental club championship.

Two goals each from Kevin Mondeko, Jackson Muleka and Tresor Mputu coupled with strikes from Miche Mika and Meschak Elia was enough for ‘Les Corbeaux’ to achieve the historic feat, a huge boost to their quest for a place at the knockout stage.

Ivorian giants ASEC Mimosas’ 7-0 victory over CR Belouizdad of Algeria in 2001 was previously the biggest win, until the Mihayo Kazembe-led side put eight past their Tunisian guests in the Group C clash to rewrite the chapter of famous wins.

With the group reduced to three teams after the disqualification of Egyptian side Ismaily following their abrupt game with Club Africain two weeks ago in Ismailia; Mazembe had no chance than to win to stay in contention. And they did it in grand style.