Tuesday Mar 13, 2018. 14:00
After suffering a 1-0 loss against Cote d’Ivoire’s Asec Mimosa, Zesco United coach Tenant Chembo has announced his squad for the CAF Champions League first round, second leg encounter.
The coach has made three changes in his team for their must-win 2018 CAF Champions League away clash in Abidjan.
Chembo has axed three regulars in two veterans such as defender Dauti Musekwa and striker Jackson Mwanza whilst Enock Sabamukumana is also out due to a lacklustre start to the 2018 season.
However, included in the team is new striker Adams Zikiru who scored four goals on his debut in a 7-0 win over JKU of Zanzibar in the same competition last month.
On the other hand, Chembo has also named dead-ball specialist and defender Bornwell Silengo to his travelling party for the first time in continental action.
Zesco are set to fly out to Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday still licking their wounds after the loss in Ndola at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
A draw or defeat for them this Sunday in Abidjan will see Team Ya Ziko relegated to next month’s last 32 of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup.
Goalkeepers: Jacob Banda, Dieudonne Ntibahezwa
Defenders: Bornwell Silengo, Solomon Sakala, Simon Silwimba, David Owino, Marcel Kalonda, Fackson Kapumbu
Midfielders: Mwape Mwelwa, John Chingandu, Kondwani Mtonga, Mwape Mwelwa, Misheck Chaila, Anthony Akumu
Strikers: Jesse Were, Winston Kalengo, Lazarus Kambole, Adams Zikiru