Zanaco arrive in Mauritius as Kananda explains Dubai route
Sensational Zanaco has arrived in Mauritius ahead of Sunday’s CAF Confederation Cup clash against Bolton City. This Bankers who started their journey last evening arrived this afternoon.
“We safely landed at Sir Seewoosagur International Airport in Grand Port, Mauritius at 16:29hrs local time (14:29 Zambian Time) CAT.”
Meanwhile General Manager, Marlon Kananda has cleared the air over the decision to use the Dubai route. Kananda told Zanaco Media team in an interview at Dubai International Airport that the Dubai route was cheaper and more convenient than other available routes.
Kananda went on to assure the Bankers fans that management had done everything possible to motivate the players hence they should not worry.
“Zanaco Football Club used the Dubai route because of some factors that kicked in which include the cost of other airlines to Mauritius. Mauritius is an expensive destination and other airlines including chartering a plane would have meant we spend close to $80,000 and $120,000 respectively,” he said.
“So going with Emirates is more economically cheaper for the club, the team will travel as a whole and not in batches and will have enough rest before the game on Sunday.” Said Kananda. Soccer fans should not worry, we have put everything in place to motivate the players,” he added.
Zanaco and Bolton City YC Football Club will square off on Sunday, September 15 at Anjalay Stadium in Belle Vue Harel, Pamplemousses District, Mauritius at 15:00 hours Local time, (13:00 hours Zambian time).
The return leg will be played in Lusaka at the National Heroes Stadium on Saturday, 28 September.
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