Ghana Premier League side, Medeama SC have been offered a glimmer of hope in the CAF Confederation Cup after their Group A rivals TP Mazembe and Mouloudia Bejaia played-out a 0-0 draw on Sunday. Mazembe, the winners of nine African titles, including five successes in the premier CAF Champions League competition, now have seven points after three rounds.
African debutants Bejaia have five points, Medeama are on two points and Young Africans one with three matchdays remaining and two semi-finals spots up for grabs.
One of those places seems destined to be filled by Mazembe, who began this year in the Champions League only to lose a final-round qualifier and be demoted to the second-tier Confederation Cup.
Mazembe have home fixtures against Bejaia and Young Africans as well as a visit to Medeama in between, and it would be a shock if they collapsed after an unbeaten three-game run.
A goalless draw in Bejaia was not surprising as three of the six Group A matches have produced stalemates and only eight goals have been scored at a paltry average of 1.33.
What the result does is offer a glimmer of hope to Medeama, who came from behind to hold Young Africans 1-1 in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.
Should Medeama beat Young Africans at home on July 26 and Bejaia lose away to Mazembe the following day, the Ghanaian and Algerian clubs would be level on points with two matchdays left.