Al-Hilal eye CAFCC upset in Ndola

Al-Hilal eye CAFCC upset in Ndola
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 Staff Reporter

Friday Feb 22, 2019. 18:00

Al-Hilal Omdurman will be out to upset the apple cart when they take on ZESCO United at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 18h00 CAT.

The Sudanese club, like their hosts, will be desperate to return to winning ways in Group C, having lost 2-1 to Nkana in Zambia a few weeks earlier.

Waleed Hamid scored an early goal for the Blue Wave in Kitwe, but they were unable to hold onto their lead as they eventually slumped to defeat.

Al-Hilal duly parted company with Irad Zafouri in aftermath of the clash with Nabil Kouki taking over the reins in what is now his third stint at the club. The Sudanese giants set up camp in Lusaka following the loss in preparation for the match.

ZESCO lost by the same scoreline away to Asante Kotoko last time out, leaving all four teams in the group locked on three points apiece. Jesse Were missed a penalty for the Zambians who scored a consolation goal through Rahim Osumanu following strikes from Kwame Bonsu and Emmanuel Gyamfi for the Ghanaians in Kumasi.

“We made mistakes and our colleagues capitalised on them hence they carried the day otherwise it were a worthwhile game to watch," ZESCO head coach George Lwandamina said after the match.

“If we were lucky and scored the chances we had, we would have won the game away from home. We just made silly mistakes at the back that they capitalised on.”

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