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Odhiambo, Kongolo hand Zesco a draw in comeback against Enugu Rangers

Zambia’s representatives in the CAF Confederations Cup Zesco United fought back from a two goal deficit to draw 2 – 2 against Enugu Rangers of Nigeria in the 1st leg of the pre-group stage round of games.

With three key players missing, Zlatko Krmpotic the Zesco United coach named Patrick Kongolo in the starting XI as he joined Dave Daka and Jesse Were in attack with the rest of the players picking familiar positions.

But it was the hosts who went ahead with about 25 minutes played when hey converted from the spot through Osas Okoro.

Zesco were clearly on the back foot and were lucky to not to concede further in the 31st minute after Jacob Banda saw a shot come off the crossbar.

Enugu extended the lead in the 64th minute when Osas completed his brace.

Zesco were beginning to venture a little more forward and once they got a corner, David Owino Odhiambo was on hand to pull one back for Zesco in the 71st minute.

The Ndola side were determined to carry a result back home their efforts paid off in the 76th minute when Kongolo equalised.

Despite the hosts pressing in the final minutes for a goal, Zesco stood strong to carry a draw with two vital away goals back home.

Enugu came into the match on a poor run of results which has seen them sit at the bottom of the league table and once the final whistle had gone, the fans invaded the pitch and descended on their coach Imama Amapakabo.

Zesco host Enugu this coming weekend at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.

Zesco United XI

1. JACOB BANDA (Captain) 21. DAUTI MUSEKWA 03. FACKSON KAPUMBU 04. BEN ADAMA BANH 15. DAVID OWINO DHIAMBO 18. KONDWANI MUTONGA 09. DAVE DAKA 08. ANTHONY AKUM AGAY 25. JESSE JACKSON WERE 19. PATRICK KONGOLO 11. JOHN CHINGANDU

SUBSTITUTIONS 28. LAMECK NYANGU 05. MARCEL KASONGO KALONDA 24. BWALYA CHITI 22. MWELWA MWAPE 02. BENARD MAPILI 10. LAZAROUS KAMBOLE 29. MAYBIN KALENGO






12 Comments to Odhiambo, Kongolo hand Zesco a draw in comeback against Enugu Rangers

  1. GSK11 says:

    The second leg should be a formality. Well done ZESCO!!!

  2. gb says:

    Patrick kongolo sounds like a Congolese name. Frommwhich club did zesco get him?

  3. from Mufulira blackpool.

  4. Great result for team ya ziko. Focus now on puting the final nail on the coffin at home, we are proud of you, finish the job in style.

  5. NIGERIA WIZKID says:

    who said zambia has d best league in Africa.. U are playing a relegation enugu rangers and u a bosting, enugu rangers will win in zambia. Zambia teams dont know how to play home games. Beside Zesco is topin ur league. Watch d return leg and see how our relegation team wil deal with ur title team

    • Luapula bize says:

      Enugu Rangers are your second top team hence representing your country in the Confed Cup you buffoon. And who told you ZESCO is topping our league you looser? You will be crashed to the core when your Enugu whatever come here. I know you wont be here to comment coz you will be licking your wounds in hiding.

  6. SLIM says:

    The 2017 Zambian league resumed on Saturday, Zesco has yet to play a single fame!!!

  7. will says:

    Well done Zega that’s good for our football.

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  8. Discipline says:

    Ati you buffoon kikiki kikiki Kiki at times it good to zip up your big mouth especially when you have messed up in your own back yard.

  9. Kasama Boy says:

    ENUGU International were the top team in Nigeria last year and started in the CL. In Zambia, ZESCO were the Number 2 team to ZANACO last year and therefore started in the CCC. ENUGU International were kicked out of the CL so they dropped to the CCC. ZESCO has been in CCC this season and met ENUGU, a drop out from the CL. ENUGU International has played about 14 games and are bottom (20th)on the league in Nigeria. The Zambian league which follows a calendar year just resumed last weekend and ZESCO are yet to play. This table is extracted from Soccerway.com. ENUGU have lost 4 of their last five league games in Nigeria and drawn 1.

    20 Enugu Rangers 14 3 4 7 10 14 -4 13 L D L L L

    They are lucky that the Zambian League is just awakening from a 2016-2017 slumber otherwise ZESCO would have skinned then in their lousy stadium in ENUGU.
    Anyway football being what it is lets wait and see what happens in Ndola when ZESCO gets back its full compliments of players. considering that ZESCO went to Nigeria minus its top 4 players, we hope for the best.

  10. NIGERIA WIZKID says:

    keep on insulting.. I see a lot of kids here

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