Friday Feb 04, 2022. 17:00
Zanaco coach Kelvin Kaindu admits the six successive league draws that they have recorded over the last month are not good for morale ahead of next week’s kickoff in the 2021/2022 CAF Confederation Cup group stage engagements.
Zambia’s sole continental group stage representatives this season have squeezed seven matches in January to free up February of any domestic pressures so that they can focus on this months’ three CAF Confederation Cup Group A assignments.
Though unbeaten in 2022, Zanaco remain stuck in mid-table at number eight on 31 points, eleven points behind leaders Red Arrows and despite playing three games more than their FAZ Super League counterparts.
“It gives us a mountain to climb. Honestly we are not moving and playing a few games ahead of everyone else I think also makes it very difficult,” Kaindu said.
“Then looking at the group stage that we are about to start, I think it will be a bit difficult for us.”
Zanaco kickoff their CAF Confederation Cup Group A campaign away in Tunisia against CS Sfaxien on February 13 and thereafter host Egyptian upstarts Pyramids on February 20 in Lusaka.
The Bankers will then make their debut trip to Libya to face Ahly Tripoli on February 27.