Rainford Kalaba scored for TP Mazembe on Wednesday in their final game at the 2015 FIFA World Club Cup but it was not enough to see the DR Congo side and African champions from departing Japan with a smile.
Mazembe lost 2-1 to North American champions Club America of Mexico in a 5th and 6th place playoff in Osaka.
Kalaba scored for Mazembe in the 43rd minute to reduce the gap with America already leading 2-0.
Kalaba played the full 90 minutes while his compatriots midfielder Nathan Sinkala and striker Given Singuluma were unused substitutes.
Mazembe were knockout of contention after losing 3-0 to host side Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the quarterfinals on December 13.