CAF Confederations Cup: Zesco United beats Burundi side
A goal in each half propelled Zesco United to a 2-0 win over Burundian side Le Messager Ngozi in the first leg of the CAF Confederations Cup at Ndola’s Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
Captaining the side in the absence of suspended Jacob Banda, Jackson Mwanza put the home side 1-nil up in the 21st minute.
There after Zesco dominated with striker Idriss Mbombo coming close twice.
After the break, the 2016 CAF Champions League semi finalists tried to increase the tempo on a the dodgy pitch and it paid off as Kondwani Mtonga added the second goal.
New Zesco United coach Zlatco Krmpotic will be happy with what he saw from his side. The former TP Mazembe assistant coach started with a traditional 4-4-2 formation.
Le Messager Ngozi reached the first round after they overturned a 2-1 first leg defeat by winning the second leg 3-0 to win the preliminary round tie 4-2 against Zanzibari side KVZ SC.
They will host Zesco United at the Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium in Bujumbura on Saturday, March 18.
On Saturday, Zanaco take on Yanga in Tanzania in the first leg of the CAF Champions League.
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