Sunday, June 23, 2024

Zesco name squad for Champions League tie against East African side

Zesco United acting Coach Tenant Chembo has announced his final squad for CAF Champions League preliminary first leg match against JKU SC of Zanzibar.

The Zambian Champions will be away in East Africa this weekend and are expected to have a routine win.

Chembo, who guided the Ndola side to a league title last season has named veteran striker Winstone Kalengo in his squad.

Kalengo returns to the side after a spell in Congo.

Kenyan striker Jesse Were, Jackson Mwanza and CHAN 2018 group stage revelation Lazarous Kambole are the other attackers.

Former Nchanga Rangers striker Zikuru Adams is not in the squad.

New signing Lameck Banda has made the cut alongside Solomon Sakala.

Zesco United are back in CAF Champions League after a year.

In 2016, they lost in the semi finals to eventual winners Mamelodi Sundowns.

Thanks to that impressive run, Zambia was awarded four slots.



*Goalkeepers*: Jacob Banda and Dieudonne Ntibahezwa.

*Defenders*: Solomon Sakala, Fackson Kapumbu, Marcel Kalonda, Simon Silwimba, Daut Musekwa and David Owino;

*Midfielders*: Akumu Anthony Agay, Kondwani Mtonga, John Chinga’ndu, Mwape Mwelwa, Enoch Sabumukama and Lameck Banda;

*Strikers*: Jackson Mwanza, Lazarus Kambole, Jesse Were and Winston Kalengo.

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  1. I don’t understand why chembo,has left out zikiru, He has preferred the injured Jackson mwanza,to zikiru. At this level zikiru is better than mwanza.Zesco were so eager making this player sign for them.Zanaco and nkana wanted this.player,but seduced this player to sign for.i can’t see logic chingandu,who is even better than akumu.This selection was not done on merit.I feel bad,because I will be supporting them on continental games.

  2. I don’t understand some of these local coaches of ours.surely can you leave zikiru,who has proven a deadly striker for Changa Rangers .Am nkana supporter,but zesco will be representing the country, and everyone including myself will be supporting them.

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