Zanaco coach Mumamba Numba rues Al Ahly draw

Zanaco coach Mumamba Numba rues Al Ahly draw
Numba Mumamba

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Jul 04, 2017. 13:30

Zanaco FC coach Mumamba Numba has lambasted his side for their 1-1 draw against Al Ahly in the CAF Champions League last Saturday.


Numba said the stalemate has put his men in a difficult position ahead of their final Group D clash against Morocco's Wydad Casablanca on Saturday.


Speaking to Zambian media on Saturday, the manager insists the group remains open and all teams have a chance of progressing to the quarter-finals.


Zanaco lead the group with 11 points, two better than Wydad who beat Cameroonian side Coton Sport 2-0, while Al Ahly have eight points.


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The Zambians will now need beat or get a draw against Wydad in Morocco for them to advance to the quarter-finals.


On the other hand, Ahly will target beating Coton Sport and hope that the Zambians edge Wydad to progress as runners-up.


“The group is still open. We are going to Morocco to play another good side,” Numba tells the Daily Mail website.


“We have to do adequate preparations so that when we go there at least we record positive results. We are not going to underrate them.


“I have a better side and I think we will manage to contain the pressure despite playing away from home. We need to go there and fight.”


The final group encounter is set to be staged at the Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca on Saturday, July 8, getting underway at 20:00 (CAT).






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