Zanaco are in action on Saturday night in North Africa in a make or swim CAF Champions League Group D final match against Wydad Casablanca.
The Numba Mumumba coached side will draw inspirations from from their hard earned point in Egypt on match day 1.
After losing six key players, the Lusaka side was given chances not even to mount a title challenge but the Zambian Champions have surprised many with their ‘smash and grab’ football.
The Zambian champions don’t play attacking football but they create chances.
In Casablanca, Mumamba is set to revert to the continental 4-3-3 as opposed to his favoured and traditional 4-4-2 as a draw is enough to take them through.
Skipper Ziyo Tembo returns to side along George Chilufya with Taonga Bwembya and Chongo Chirwa on either full back position.
Arguably the best goalkeeper in Zambia, Toaster Nsabata must be in tip top form and ready to thwart the threat from the North Africans.
Felix Nyainde might be sacrificed to accommodate an extra man in midfield with Richard ‘Djemba’ Kasonde, Boyd ‘The Tanker’ Musonda and Diddy Kitumbo Mpiana set to start.
On the flanks Ernest ‘Altezza’ Mbewe and Augustine Mulenga will be the outlets while Saith Sakala might start as a lone striker.
Zanaco XI v Wydad: Toaster Nsabata – Taonga Bwembya, Ziyo Tembo, George Chilufya, Chongo Chirwa – Boyd Musonda, Diddy Kitumbo, Richard Kasonde – Ernest Mbewe, Saith Sakala, Augustine Mulenga
Do you think the Zambian Champions advance to the quarter finals?