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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.

 

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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

Nkana XI

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

 






14 Comments to CAF CC: Nkana qualify to last 8 despite humiliating loss to Al Hilal

  1. TDD says:

    Congratulations to “Kalampa” Nkana for progressing to the quarter final stage of the CAF Confederation cup. However, my major concern is their poor record away from home were they have been beaten hands down on all their travels.Beston Chambeshi and his technical team urgently needs to address this alarming poor away record if they have any ambition of lifting this edition of the CAF Confederation cup.

  2. STUMPY says:

    thankyu zesco. truth, ba nkana we are not continental material. I still feel zesco is the best team to reprwsent zambia continental wise. chicken didnt just have time to drill a proper team. my team nkana can’t seem to hold the presure playing away. sate sate is not a reliable striker, that is why he has failed at internatiinal level. these are international games.

    • Logic says:

      I have to agree with you Stumpy. Zesco is better suited for continental competition though I believe its time to part ways with Chicken George. This club needs a coach with different ideas as I think Chicken can no longer bring out the best in them

  3. nature says:

    Nkana lifting it????????

  4. Daniel says:

    Conceding too many goals away.

  5. Don says:

    Defence to porous an Elephant can enter…a lot to be done before the quarter finals. Zega thanks for giving Kalampa a chance to prove themselves but Nkana’s backline is in e ICU n needs to be resuscitated ASAP.

  6. Farmer says:

    Blame the coach and technical bench. When playing away adopt a 5-4-1 formation.
    Our boys are not mentally geared to play away!

  7. Hunter Shilesa says:

    Sad that nkana a useless team is the one thst qualified to represent the country. They need to look for a reliable goal minder. May be felix anan can do. Otherwise nkana wont pass 1st round, with their current form.

  8. Lukanga Kafusha Justice says:

    The alarm clock is ringing. But why cant Zambian players learn how to defend when playing away. Is the problem with the coach or it is just the players who do not like defending. This is not a new issue, been like that for a long time especially in away games

    • Logic says:

      A lack of mental toughness, we seem to be easily intimidated by the crowd even when we know we have protections on and off the pitch. It’s like they hear someone say nga mu wine mwala ponoka and they believe it and freeze up

  9. Lukanga Kafusha Justice says:

    It is like a man uwa ishiba fye uku ponona abakashi pa nganda nga aya kumbi ninshi ku ponoka

    • Chindika Popeye Nguni says:

      Kikikikikiki..very true but I feel we yet to have a serious coach with modern tactics coz Chambeshi and chicken are both useless..

  10. PM says:

    Nkana prayers become too nervous when playing away games and don’t feel at easy when they hear noise from the supporters especially the goal keeper.
    Guys please make us happy you are representing the country not Nkana only.Stop conceding goals like no man’s business.
    please you can do better and have confidence.

  11. g k says:

    I just want to say that those who are saying Nkana has to thank Zesico for making them qualify that Nkana fought there way and made it on their own. The teams that did not win all their home games did not make it. And if you are not fully Nkana supporters must know all this.

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