Zesco tumble in CAF Champions League opener

Zesco tumble in CAF Champions League opener
Solomon Sakala of Zesco

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Sep 11, 2021. 20:54

It was a day of mixed fortunes for Zambian clubs in continental action on Saturday when Zesco United lost and Red Arrows won against their respective Eswatini opponents.

In the CAF Champions League, Zesco lost 1-0 away to Royal Leopards to suffer their debut away loss in continental action in the Kingdom.

Chipolopolo defender Solomon Sakala scored an own-goal on the hour mark to hand Leopards the home victory.

The two sides meet in the final leg on September 12 at Levy Mwanawaswa Stadium in Ndola.

Red Arrows had better luck at home in Lusaka at National Heroes Stadium in their CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round first leg match against Young Buffaloes.

Felix Bulaya scored a brace in the 28th and 59th minute to hand Arrows a winning start to their CAF Confederation Cup campaign.

Gamedze Sandile scored for Young Buffaloes in the 74th minute.

Meanwhile, Zanaco are in CAF Champions League action this Sunday away in Equatorial Guinea against Akonangui.

Kabwe Warriors are also on the road in the CAF Confederation Cup on the same date against CFFA of Madagascar.


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