Kaindu - Zanaco must work very hard in Mali

Kaindu - Zanaco must work very hard in Mali
Zanaco coach Kelvin Kaindu

by Staff Reporter

Friday Dec 03, 2021. 11:00

Zanaco coach Kelvin Kaindu has warned his team not to think the job is done heading into Sunday’s final leg of their 2021/2022 CAF Confederation Cup pre-group round, away fixture against Binga FC in Mali.

The Zambian club is heading to Bamako armed with a 3-0 first leg, home win over Binga they recorded on November 28 at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.

Kaindu knows a draw is all they need in Bamako this weekend to secure their passage to next February’s CAF Confederation Cup group stage.

“We are not dwelling much on the first leg encounter, yes, we have an advantage but I think we have to work extra hard away than the way we played at home,” Kaindu said on Thursday prior to departure for Mali.

“We don’t want to go into the game with any complacency because we are leading 3-0.”

But Kaindu admitted they have considered all factors.

“We also don’t want to focus on the way the game is going to be handled whether it will be to our advantage or for the other team,” Kaindu said.

“We don’t want a situation were a decision has been made and then we rush to complain to the referee. We just want to focus and get a positive result from there.”

All hopes are on Zanaco to ensure Zambia’s representation in the continental group stages continues for a sixth successive year since Zesco United set the pace starting in 2016.

However, Zambia’s other representative, Red Arrows; face an uphill battle at home this Sunday at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka when they host Simba SC of Tanzania.

Arrows trail Simba 3-0 away that they sustained in Dar-es-Salaam on November 28.


GOALKEEPERS: Charles Lawu, Lameck Siame, Mangani Banda

DEFENDERS: Taonga Bwembya, Joel Kadjob, John Mwewa, Isaac Shamujompa, Peter Kalota, Ziyo Tembo

MIDFIELDERS: John Sikaumbwe, Kelvin Kapumbu, Eric Owusu, Boyd Musonda,Ackim Mumba,Chisamba Lungu, Moussa Souleymanou

STRIKERS: Moses Phiri, Emmanuel Manda, Baba Basile


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