Zesco off to Angola for make or break CAF tie
Zambian Champions Zesco United have left for Angola ahead of this Friday’s CAF Champions League game against Primero de Agosto.
The Ndola side are placed bottom of Group D after a return of 2 points from a possible 9.
Zega Mambo lost to Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel on match day 1 before draws at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium against Mbabane Swallows and Primero de Agosto.
With two clubs expected to qualify to the quarter finals from each group, the Ndola side still has chance to salvage their continental campaign.
A win in Luanda will take the George Lwandamina coached side to 5 points, 2 behind leaders Etoile who will be in action against Mbabane in Tunis on Friday night as well.
The Swazi side are currently second with 4 points while Primero de Agosto is also on 2 points.
In order to come back with positive results Lwandamina has named a strong and experienced squad.
Skipper Jacob Banda is in the squad and that backbone of David Owino, Kondwani Mtonga and Jesse Jackson Were are also available for selection.
Zambia Under-20 winger Lameck Banda has also made the squad as well as Dream Team skipper Solomon Sakala.
Meanwhile Zambia will maintain her four slots for continental football next year.
The country will have two representatives each in CAF Champions League and Confederations.
The Zambian league is currently ranked 8th on the continent.
Goalkeepers: Jacob Banda, Dieudonne Ntibahezwa
Defenders: Mercel kalonda, David Owino, Fackson Kapumbu, Simon Silwimba, Solomon Sakala
Midfielders: Anthony Akumu Agay, Enock Sabumukama, Misheck Chaila, John Chungandu, Kondwani Mtonga, Mwelwa Mwape,
Forwards: Lameck Banda, Maybin Kalengo, Jesse Jackson Were, Lazarus Kambole, Winston Kalengo
1. George Lwandamina
2. Alfred Lupiya
3. Emmanuel Siwale
4. Stephen Mbewe
5. Dr. China Mwinga
6. Chance Ndalama
7. Mabvuto Banda
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