Mazembe triumph in marathon shootout

Congolese side TP Mazembe have continued their stellar season with a penalty shootout victory over FUS Rabat in the African Super Cup final.

Mazembe achieved global recognition in December when they became the first African side to qualify for the FIFA World Club Cup final, where they eventually lost 3-0 to Italian champions Inter Milan.

Lamine N’Diaye’s side were not to be denied on this occasion though, although they did need penalties to overcome Rabat in the Super Cup final, which is contested by the winners of the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederations Cup.

Neither side could find a goal in regulation time or the 30 minutes of extra time at the Stade Frederic Kibassa Maliba in Lumumbashi, meaning the trophy would be decided on penalties.

Even then there was little separating the sides, with Mazembe eventually triumphing 9-8 after a marathon shoot-out in front of a vocal home crowd.