CAF CL: Zanaco arrive in Rwanda for APR match
Zambian Super League Champions Zanaco have arrived in Rwanda ahead of the CAF Champions League preliminary round second leg game against Armé Patriotique Rwandaise Football Club (APR FC) of that country.
The 30-man delegation comprising of 18 players and 12 officials left Kenneth Kaunda International Airport aboard a Rwandair flight at 10:14hrs CAT for the two hour flight.
Coach Numba Mumamba carried exactly the same players who battled to a goalless draw against APR at Nkoloma Stadium.
The newly signed foreign players in the team who watched from the stands over the weekend have not yet been cleared to play for Zanaco and are not part of the traveling party.
This implies that apart from the hiccups in preparations which saw friendlies against Mamelodi Sundowns and TP Mazembe all cancelled, Zanaco will be missing about four of the players who were key to their plans.
However, Spartak Moscow new signing Fashion Sakala has made the squad together with the other U20 colleagues, Managani Banda and Boyd Musonda.
Zanaco can qualify with a scoring draw in the second leg.
The game will be played at the Amahoro Stadium on Saturday, February 18.
Zanaco Squad to play APR
Goalkeepers: Racha Kola, Toaster Nsabata, Mangani Banda
Defenders: Ziyo Tembo, George Chilufya, Lee Ngoma, Taonga Bwembya, Chongo Chirwa, Peter Jacob Banda, Andrew Kwiliko
Midfielders: Richard Kasonde, Augustine Mulenga, Attram Kwame, Boyd Siame Musonda
Strikers: Fashion Junior Sakala, Saith Sakala, Kennedy Musonda, Ernest Mbewe.
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