Power battle for Confed Cup survival

Power battle for Confed Cup survival
Power Dynamos coach, Tennant Chilumba

by Kalumiana Kalumiana

Thursday Feb 26, 2015. 14:25

Power Dynamos’ destiny in the 2015 CAF Confederation Cup will be decided this Sunday when they host Al Khartoum of Sudan.

The Zambian club head into the preliminary round, final leg fixture at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe down 1-0 from the first leg played on February 14 in Khartoum.

Power must beat the away side 2-0 this weekend to ensure they overturn that first leg loss and advance to the first round.

Coach Tennant Chilumba insists Power will shock Al Khartoum and end a three-match losing run against Sudanese opposition stretching back to 2001.

“As at now with regard to this game, no team has an advantage. It’s an open game, we just have to be cautious," Chilumba said.

"They have a good team, but we are not under any pressure, we will just be playing to win."

Power are buoyed coming into the match after beating Zanaco 1-0 in the 2015 Charity Shield semifinals last Saturday at the same venue.

There is further good news for Power following the return to fitness of ex-Zambian striker Felix Sunzu who has been sidelined for the last three weeks with an ankle injury.

Winner over both legs will play either Sewe Sport of Cote d'Ivoire or Kaloum FC of Guinea who enjoy a 2-1 away win from the first leg played in Abidjan a fortnight ago.



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