Maniema Union, Mazembe and Motema Pembe at the front of the CAF dams


Kinshasa, November 26th, 2021 (CPA). – Maniema Union, Mazembe and Motema Pembe, all three representatives of the DRC will be, Sunday, November 28, running at the front of the first leg of the CAF Cup play-offs, with regard to the the drawing of lots carried out recently for this purpose, in Cairo, capital of Egypt, by the umbrella body of continental football. Maniema Union – Pyramids at the Martyrs Stadium in Kinshasa, in the large amphitheater of the former Place Cultrana, Maniema Union de Kindu will have to do battle with the Egyptian club Pyramides FC, founded in 2008 and which sports the colors blue and white at home, and white at outside. This will be the first such explanation between the two teams. In 13 years of existence, this club, whose players are nicknamed the Heirs of the Pharaohs, is considered one of the richest on the continent. Without any benchmark continental stripe, Pyramides only identifies just with his final lost in 2020. For his part, Maniema Union, without a benchmark in Africa, like his opponent, is eliminated from the Champions League. But both are on the hunt for a C2 group stage qualification. Thus, it is from Kinshasa that the Unionists of Kindu must, at all costs, ensure their passing exam, to be confirmed a week later, in Egypt. Maniema Union, who will have to play, without complex, must not behave as during his 2-2 draw in Kinshasa against Mamelodi Sundowns. Mazembe-Marumo Gallants in Lubumbashi In relation to the time zone, Mazembe will be the first of the 3 Congolese representatives who will be on the stage of the round-trip matches. On the occasion, the Ravens from Lush will play at home in their garden in the town of Kamalondo and face the South Africans of Marumo Gallants, scorers from AS V.Club in Kinshasa. As such, Mazembe must take his opponent as seriously as he would any cador in the South African championship. This explains why the Englebertois must register in the same qualifying scheme as Maniema Union, before the meeting of the 1st weekend of next December in the country of Nelson Mandela. The ideal option is to have a comfortable margin of safety at home while waiting for the next step.

Motema Pembe in Niamey against USGN Unlike Maniema Union and Mazembe who will tackle act 1 of the home blockades, DC Motema Pembe will dive into Niamey, capital of Niger, against the US Gendarmerie of the said country. It is in the hot climate of the Sahel that the Immaculate will try to achieve a good result and hope to do better at the Martyrs of Pentecost stadium. Niamey is reminiscent of a bad memory for the green and white club of the DRC which was rejected, in its time, by the AS Forces Armées du Niger (FAN). Indeed, in 2010, FAN had won by 1-0 and had to force DC Motema Pembe to a goalless draw, synonymous with the elimination of the latter in his own garden. The Immaculate are called to learn good lessons from this distant nightmare. It is up to each of these three representatives of the DRC to pull out their game to ensure, if possible, qualification from this weekend in November.