George Lwandamina, ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Thursday Sep 15, 2016. 09:00
Zesco United coach George Lwandamina says they don't fear their CAF Champions League semifinal opponents, Mamelodi Sundowns.
The two Southern African giants are set to renew their rivalry on Saturday in Ndola with both sides aiming to make history by clinching the continental club competition.
Despite Pitso Mosimane's side having had a number of pre-season preparations in Zambia and playing against Zesco, Lwandamina says the CAF competition is a different stage.
Speaking to the club's official website, Lwandamina, who has been excused of his Chipolopolo duties to focus on his task with Zesco, believes they can beat the Brazilians.
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“Do we have to fear them because we have lost to them in friendlies?,” Lwandamina said.
“This is the Champions League and it has its own motivational factors so you cannot bank on what happened in the past.
“I have never played them because every time they were in the country, I was out.
“Of course I don’t know much about them but the motivation that this type of competition carries will be able to motivate the boys to do better.
“I know it will not be an easy game because all games are difficult.”
The first leg will be staged at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, Zambia on Saturday September 17.