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Zanaco FC


Zanaco FC

Zanaco FC is a Zambian football club based in Lusaka that plays in the MTN/FAZ Super Division. They play their home games at Sunset Stadium in Lusaka.Zanaco Football Club was formed in 1978 as a social team by management trainees of Zambia National Commercial Bank. The team was launched at LOTUS INN in Lusaka. The founding members were Lloyd Choongo, Ben Banda, Nathan Lupupa and John Kasengele. Starting from the 1980s, Zanaco started growing steadily from a mere social club to becoming one of the most successful and decorated club in Zambian football history. Over the years the Sunset Stadium-based team has won 6 Super League trophies, 4 Charity Shields, 1 Coca-Cola Cup, 1 Mosi Cup and 3 BP Cups. Zanaco are the only team outside of Zambia’s Copperbelt Province to have not only won but also defended the Super League Trophy!

Zanaco stands for Zambia National Commercial Bank.


  • Zambian Premier League: 6
2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2012
  • Zambian Cup: 1
  • Zambian Challenge Cup: 3
1987, 1988, 2006
  • Zambian Coca Cola Cup: 2
2001, 2004
  • Zambian Charity Shield: 3
2001, 2003, 2006

Performance in CAF competitions

  • CAF Champions League: 5 appearances
2003 – First Round
2004 – Second Round
2006 – First Round
2007 – First Round
2010 – Last 16
  • CAF Confederation Cup: 1 appearance
2010 – Group stage
  • CAF Cup: 2 appearances
2001 – First Round
  • CAF Cup Winners’ Cup: 1 appearance
2002 – First Round



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