Recreativo do Libolo out for revenge against Zambia's Zesco

Recreativo do Libolo out for revenge against Zambia's Zesco
Jackson Mwanza of Zesco challenged by Tiyani Mabunda of Mamelodi Sundowns during the 2016 CAF Champions League match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Zesco at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa on September 24, 2016 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Jun 19, 2017. 16:30

Recreativo do Libolo will be aiming for revenge when they host Zambian side, Zesco United in honour of their CAF Confederation Cup match on Tuesday.

The Angolans are facing a tough assignment as this match is a must win, especially playing at home.

Libolo have only bagged one win in Group C so far over Al-Hilal Ubayyid and lost twice to SC Smouha and to Team Ya Ziko respectively.

In their recent outing to Lusaka, they succumbed to a 1-0 loss to the 2016 CAF Champions League semi-finalists.

They now occupy the bottom of the group with three points from one victory. A failure to win this contest will end their hopes of reaching the knockout stages.

Looking at the visiting Zambians, Zesco are leading the group with six points and will go out to consolidate their top spot.

Zlatko Kromptic's men are in high spirits having bagged two wins over Smouha and Libolo, but lost 1-0 to Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid away.

Coming to this match, a draw could be seen as a setback because they are out to open the gap on the log table – a win will take them to nine points to boost their knockout stage qualification hopes.

Estádio Municipal de Calulo in Calulo is the venue for the match set to get underway at 16:00 CAT.

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