Mazembe have a 2-1 advantage from the first leg last week in Algiers and will be seeking to complete a double over the Algerians and cruise to their fifth title.
1 – USM Alger are in the final of the premier continental cup competition for the first time, and are hoping to lift the trophy on their first appearance at the grand finale.
4 – The number of times of TP Mazembe has lifted the most prized asset in continental club football. These were in 1967, 1968, 2009 and 2010.
5 – The quintet; Robert Muteba Kidiaba, Joel Kimwaki, Jean Kasusula, Given Singuluma and Aime Bakula were members of the TP Mazembe squad the last time they won the CAF Champions League in 2010.
7 – The number of goals by El Merreikh striker Bakri “El Medina” Babeker, making him the top scorer. On his heels is TP Mazembe forward Mbwana Samatta, with six goals.
Also, this is the seventh time that Mazembe have reached the final.
10 – The number of cumulative titles won by countries of the two finalists; Algeria (5) and DR Congo (5).
13 – The number of matches played by USM Alger goalkeeper Mohamed Zemmamouche and TP Mazembe Mali-born defender Salif Coulibaly. Both players have accumulated a playing time of 1170 minutes each, meaning they have lasted the entire duration of their teams matches from the 1/16th round till this stage. Both teams began their campaigns at the 1/16th round having drawn byes at the preliminary round.
17 – The TP Mazembe number #17 Rainford Kalaba follows in the footsteps of compatriot Given Singuluma to score in the first leg final of the CAF Champions League in the colours of ‘Les Corbeaux’. Kalaba opened the scores in the 2-1 win over USM Alger last weekend, but was sent off just before half time, ruling him out of the second leg. On the otherhand, Singuluma netted a second half brace in the 5-0 drubbing of Esperance in 2010 final first leg in Lubumbashi, before a 1-1 draw in the return leg earned Mazembe their fourth title.
21 – The number of foreign players registered by TP Mazembe for the 2015 Orange CAF Champions League. The nationalities comprise Cote d’Ivoire (3 players), Ghana (5 players), Mali (5 players), Malawi (1 player), Tanzania (2 players), Zambia (4 players) and Zimbabwe (1 player). Only nine of the 30-man squad are natives.
25 – USM Alger have scored 25 goals in 15 matches, making them the top scoring club in the competition, five more than final rivals, TP Mazembe.
39 – The age of TP Mazembe goalkeeper, Robert Muteba Kidiaba, making him the oldest player for the final. Kidiaba will be eyeing his third title with ‘Les Corbeaux’ after 2009 and 2010. He has also amassed 1080 minutes of playing time this season.
76 – The number of goals scored during the last quarter hour during matches, between 76th and 90th minute. It is the highest number of goals scored in an interval of 15 minutes of the 266 counted so far. The interval details are 0-15 (39 goals), 16-30 (31 goals), 31-45 (36 goals), 46-60 (45 goals) and 61-75 (39 goals).
125 – The number of matches played so far in the competition, with 266 goals counted from those games, making it an average 2.1 goals per match.