DR Congo’s TP Mazembe are seeking to become Africa’s joint second most-successful football club in the CAF Champions League ahead of their 2015 final against USM Alger in Algiers on Saturday.The Congolese champions for seven of the past nine seasons have won the continental title four times before, most recently in 2009 and 2010.A win over their Algerian opponents would move them level with Egyptian club Zamalek, who have won the title five times before.Only Al-Ahly has won more titles, with a record eight Champions League titles to their name.USM Alger is currently top of the Algerian League 1 table with 22 points from 9 games, six points clear of their closest challengers.The first leg of the final takes place at the Stade Omar Hamadi in Algiers, with the return scheduled for 8th November at Stade TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi.
pic.twitter.com/lMUKOV0nFi— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) February 8, 2019NBA executives were worried about Davis being forced to sit out by New Orleans in this situation, according to a report from ESPN, which cites unidentified league sources.Davis told New Orleans he would not sign an extension in late January. The Lakers made multiple offers for Davis, including one which featured two first-round picks and multiple players, but ultimately no deal was reached.Davis also reportedly informed New Orleans he’d be willing to consider signing long-term with the Knicks, Clippers and Bucks but he’s planning to test free agency in 2020, according to the New York Times. NBA trade deadline: Takeaways from a whirlwind day of deals Anthony Davis will be back on the floor for the Pelicans.New Orleans had considered shutting down the 25-year-old star for the rest of the season after he asked to be traded. But, the team did not move Davis before Thursday’s deadline and general manager Dell Demps announced he’d play again in 2018-19. “Anthony made it clear to us that he wants to play and he gives our team the best opportunity to win games,” Demps said in a statement. “Moreover, the Pelicans want to preserve the integrity of the game and align our organization with NBA policies.“We believe Anthony playing upholds the values that are in the best interest of the NBA and its fans. We look forward to seeing Anthony in a Pelicans uniform again soon.” Related News The five-time All-Star has missed the Pelicans’ last nine games with a finger injury, though he reportedly has been healthy enough to play this week. New Orleans decided not to play him before the trade deadline.The Pelicans will host the Timberwolves on Friday.