Nkana coach Beston Chambeshi
Friday Aug 22, 2014. 14:48
Nkana hope to became the first Zambia club to qualify to the CAF Confederation Cup semifinals when they visit Sewe Sport of Cote d'Ivoire on Saturday.
A win for Nkana in Abidjan this weekend will send them through to next months last four of the competition and achieve what their Zambian rivals Zesco United and Zanaco have both failed to do.
However, even a draw would be enough for Nkana should Al Ahly beat Tunisians Etoile du Sahel in a simultaneous kick off in Cairo in what is a dead-heat to reach the semifinals in Group B.
Al Ahly, Nkana, Sewe and Etoile are on eight, seven, six and five points respectively heading to Saturday’s last round of matches.
Nkana face Sewe on a high after picking up six points at home in their last two games when they beat Al Ahly 1-0 on August 9 and Etoile 4-3 on July 26.
On Saturday, Nkana face Sewe who are the only side to have left Kitwe with a point after drawing 1-1 there on May 24.
Sewe also head into their home match this weekend following a 1-0 away win over Etoile on August 10.
"We take each and every game with a different approach and playing away from home we will plan very well so that we pick three points in Ivory Coast," Nkana coach Beston Chambeshi said.
Meanwhile, Nkana will be without striker Simon Bwalya due to suspension while Sewe welcome back their key forward Roger Assale after serving a one -match ban.