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Chelsea’s semi-final pursuit ended by Mazembe

Berekum Chelsea are out of the running for a semi-final slot in the African Champions League following TP Mazembe’s win over Al Ahly on Sunday.

The Congolese side beat Ahly 2-0 to qualify alongside the Egyptian champions into the last four after Chelsea could only draw 1-1 with Zamalek in Cairo 24 hours earlier.

Chelsea, with six points, will host Mazembe, who joint-top with Ahly on 10 points in the final Group B match in mid-September but the outcome of that match not affect the standings.

After a rather great start in just their debut campaign, Chelsea will now have to wait for a possible return to continental football in the next two seasons.

The Berekum side were dethroned as Ghanaian champions by Asante Kotoko this season and they also failed to lift the FA Cup.