Monday, June 24, 2024

Zega Wabantu saves Zambia after stunning comeback in West Africa

Asec Mimosas 1-2 Zesco United  (Agg. 2-2)

Zesco United  produced one the come back of the first round after a thrilling 2-1 away win over Asec Mimosas in the second leg of the CAF Champions League to advance to the group stage.

Trailing by a goal from the first leg, the Zambian Champions were stunned in the 9th minute after they conceded a penalty scored by Badié Gbagnon.

With aggregate now at 2-0, and against all odds, Zega Mambo  or Wabantu  pulled one back thanks to Fackson  Kapumbu who scored in the 29th minute.

After the interval, Zesco kept on pushing for a winner and coach Tenant Chembo replaced Jesse Jackson Were with experienced campaigner Winstone Kalengo.

But it was Lazarous Kambole who got the breakthrough in the 65th minute to give them lead.

Despite the home side pressing for an equaliser in the dying minutes, Zesco managed the game very well bringing in Misheck Chaila to help close the game in the last 10 minutes.

Zesco advance to the group stages on away goal rule.

With Zanaco dropping to the CAF Confederations Cup, it is a swap of roles from last season.

Nkana and Green Buffaloes  bowed out after they failed North African jobs.

Zesco United XI: Jacob Banda – Simon Silwimba, Solomon Sakala, David Owino Odhiambo, Fackson Kapumbu – Kondwani Mtonga, Anthony Akumu Agay, John Chingandu, Lazarous Kambole, Lameck Banda – Jesse Jackson Were

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22 Comments

  1. Zega mambo you have made my night keep up the good work lads and fly the zad flag even higher,am still devil kalampa for life though.

  2. ZESCO, Give the job to the man who has made this possible. At least our dignity as a country has been restored to a certain extent. Nobody gave this team chance especially after seeing what happened to Nkana, Buffalo and Zanaco. Weldone zega mambo.

  3. Congratulations Zesco United for electro citing Asec Mimosa! Let Tenant Chembo be given a chance to coach. He has proved himself with this come back that he is good at game management and instilling positive character in his team.

  4. Where is ZAMBIAN BUFFALO?.i would like to congratulate you. I know zesco is your team.but we are all proud of the good results. When you will be playing continental, you Ave my support.

  5. Congratulations Zesco. I had honestly thought Zanaco had a better chance in these away fixtures and had totally written you off. You have made my day.

  6. Great ba Zesco. Nkana, ZANACO and GBFC should get a life ban from representing Zambia, as they have proved that they are not worth it and more especially ba GBFC who are being sponsered by TAX payers money

  7. To @ gsk11 wabantu means for the people as in it’s people’s team more like, good work zega Thats the way to go.

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