Zambian duo come to blows on the continent

Zambian duo come to blows on the continent
Zesco United FC defender shields the ball from Kaizer Chiefs striker Khama Billiat during the CAF Confederations Cup 2018/19 game between Zesco United FC and Kaizer Chiefs at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium,Ndola,Zambia on 13 January 2019 © Sid Kalunga/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Feb 01, 2019. 16:00

ZESCO United will play host to rivals Nkana in an all Zambian 2019 Caf Confederations Cup Group C clash at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 18h00 CAT.

The two Southern African clubs booked their place in the group stages of Africa's second tier competition after dropping out of the Caf Champions League qualifiers, following aggregate defeat to TP Mazembe and Simba respectively.

ZESCO suffered a narrow 2-1 loss to Mazembe over two-legs before thumping South African giants Kaizer Chiefs 5-2 on aggregate - thanks in large part to three goals in two matches from Jesse Were.

Nkana suffered a 4-3 loss to Simba before easing to a comfortable 3-0 win over Ivorian club FC San Pedro to duly book their place in Group C alongside Team Ya Ziko, Al-Hilal and Asante Kotoko.

The Red Devils will be boosted by the return of captain Walter Bwalya for the clash after he successfully recovered from injury.

Lahlou Benbraham of Algeria will take charge of the clash.



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