No Zambian club in the top ten on the continent
No Zambian Club has made it into the top 10 latest CAF Club Rankings and just three Zambian clubs have made it into the top 50.
Seven times Zambian Champions Zesco United are the best ranked club. The Ndola side is placed 12th on the continent while Nkana and Zanaco are on 29th and 46th respectively.
Zesco United have accumulated 24.5 points compared to Wydad Casablanca and TP Mazembe’s 63.
Zega has been consistent in the continental football in the past decade.
In 2016, the reached the CAF Champions League while last year they played in the CAF Confederations Cup group stage. This year they failed to make it out the CAF Confederations Cup group stage.
The George Lwandamina side will be looking to make amends next season after they qualified to the CAF Champions League, making it five out of six.
On the local scene, Zescolo ‘Team Ya Ziko’ have the chance to make a third successive league title.
Should they emerge victorious over Green Eagles in a league title playoff at Heroes Stadium, it will be their fifth title in the last six years.
Nkana returned to continental football last season but were eliminated in the quarter finals in the CAF Confederations Cup.
The Kitwe giants still remain the biggest and most coveted Zambian club with 12 league titles.
Kalampa failed to qualify for continental football next season after a dismisal performance in the MTN Super League.
Having failed to qualify for continental football last season, Zanaco is back in Africa.
‘Zambia B’ managed to squeeze through despite having an indifferent season.
The seven times Zambian Champions will hope for a better showing having struggled on the continent.
The jury is still out there for the bankers in Africa.
Debutant Buildcon will be the fourth club representing Zambia in Africa.
LATEST CAF CLUBS RANKINGS: Top 50.
1. 🇨🇩TP Mazembe 63
2 .🇲🇦Wydad Casablanca >63
3.🇹🇳Espérance de Tunis >58.5
5.🇿🇦Mamelodi Sundowns 49
6.🇹🇳Étoile du Sahel 50
9.🇲🇦RS Berkane 28
10.🇩🇿USM Alger 25
11.🇲🇦Raja Casablanca 25
12.🇿🇲ZESCO United 24.5
13.🇨🇩AS Vita Club 24
14.🇹🇳CS Sfaxien 21.5
15.🇹🇳Club Africain 19
17.🇩🇿ES Sétif 18
18.🇦🇴1º de Agosto 16
20.🇩🇿CS Constantine 15
20.🇲🇦FUS Rabat 15
23.🇰🇪Gor Mahia 14
23.🇿🇦Orlando Pirates 14
25.🇿🇦SuperSport United 12
27.🇮🇪ASEC Mimosas 11
29.🇩🇿JS Saoura 10
29.🇩🇿MC Alger 10
29.🇱🇾Al-Ahli Tripoli 10
29.🇲🇦Hassania Agadir 10
29.🇳🇬Lobi Stars 10
36.🇲🇿Ferroviário Beira 9
37.🇩🇿MO Béjaïa 8
37.🇦🇹CARA Brazzaville 8
37.🇲🇦Difaâ El Jadidi 8
37.🇷🇼Rayon Sports 8
41.🇸🇿Mbabane Swallows 7
42.🇩🇯Saint George 6
42.🇸🇸Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid 6
45.🇩🇿NA Hussein Dey 5
45.🇬🇭Asante Kotoko 5
45.🇳🇬Enugu Rangers 5
45.🇿🇼FC Platinum 5
50.🇧🇼Township Rollers 4
50.🇲🇿UD Songo 4
50.🇹🇬AS Togo-Port 4
These are the Rankings as of 30th May 2019, Teams whose points may increase are marked by >.
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