Thursday Aug 26, 2021. 11:00
Red Arrows on Wednesday beat fellow 2021/22 CAF Confederation Cup campaigners Azam FC of Tanzanian 4-0 in an international club friendly game played at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
Azam arrived in Zambia on August 23 for a two-week long training camp ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup opener against Horseed Sports Club of Somalia on September 12.
Arrows on the other hand have a continental date that same weekend at home in Lusaka against Young Buffaloes of Eswatini.
Meanwhile, Wednesday’s friendly comes four days into Arrows’ ten-day long pre-season camp on the Copperbelt ahead of the start of the 2021/2022 campaign on September 11.
Yusuf Saddam put Arrows ahead in the 40th minute via a penalty after veteran striker James Chamanga was fouled in the area.
Chamanga then turned provider for Alidor Kayembe in the 46th minute.
Allasane Diarra headed-in the third goal in the 56th minute and Nickson Mubili completed the rout eleven minutes later.
Azam are due to play two more friendlies against Forest Rangers and defending FAZ Super League champions Zesco United at dates to be announced before returning to Tanzania on September 5.