CAF CC: Nkana qualify to last 8 despite humiliating loss to Al Hilal
Al Hilal 4-1 Nkana (Sharaf Eldin Ali 5′, Waleed Bakhet Hamid 19′, 61′, Mbombo 77′ | W Bwalya 48′)
Nkana were on Sunday evening beaten 4 – 1 by Al Hilal of Sudan but still made it to the quarter finals of the CAF Confederation Cup thanks to results in the other game going their way.
With Nkana having a poor away record in the competition this year, odds were against the Kitwe giants picking up maximum points in Khartoum.
Beston Chambeshi went for a more defensive line up as he opted for a lone striker with Walter Bwalya leading the line while Ronald ‘Sate Sate’ Kampamba had to be contend with a place on the bench.
Going into the fixture, Nkana’s record was three wins at home and two away defeats, and it was no surprise as they were 2-0 down inside 20 minutes. Sharef Abdelrahmam and Waleed Hamid gave Al Hilal a 2 goal cushion.
Chambeshi urged his boys for a quick start in the second half and Walter Bwalya obliged as be pulled a goal back make if 2-1.
Sate Sate was summoned off the bench as they went for the jugular.
But it was the hosts who extended their lead as Hamid completed his brace on the hour mark before former Zesco and Nkana hitman Idriss Mbombo scored a world class overhead kick in the 77th minute.
There was no coming back for Nkana but they had enough as in the previous games as Asante Kotoko failure to beat Zesco United in Ndola ensured that they had a spot in the last eight.
Al Hilal XI
Salim, Abuaagla Abdalla, Hussein Ibrahim, Abdellatif Boya, Athar El Tahir, Omer Behaldeen, Sharaf Eldin Ali , Nasreldin Abdalla, I. Mbombo, Mohamed Eldai, Waleed Bakhet Hamid
Chibwe, J. Musonda, M. Mohammed (Lyson Thole), R. Ocran, A. Bahn, S. Malambo, S. Musonda, D. Otieno (Ronald Kampamba), H. Chisala, K. Kampamba (Obert Masumbuko), W. Bwalya
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