Wednesday Feb 09, 2022. 12:00
Zanaco midfielder Boyd Musonda is looking forward to his CS Sfaxien reunion when the two sides meet away in Tunisia this Sunday in their 2021/2022 CAF Confederation Cup Group A opener.
The 2017 AFCON U20 winner had a brief spell with Sfaxien in 2019 after joining the Tunisian club from Zanaco.
But Musonda left Sfaxien less than a season into a three-year deal with the record three-time CAF Confederation Cup champions.
“I feel great to be going back there to play against my former club. I also have some insights about the team and I also have shared my experiences there with my teammates,” Musonda said.
“As a team, we are 100 percent ready. It is a competition and it is not going to be easy but we are very ready.”
Zanaco leave for Tunisia on Wednesday night for their opening Group A game to be played on February 13 in Rades.
The Lusaka club is the only non-North African side in Group A that also contains Pyramids of Egypt and Ahly Tripoli of Libya.
This will be Sfaxien and Zanaco’s second continental meeting after clashing in the group stage of the 2010 edition of the same competition.
Zanaco won the first leg 1-0 in Lusaka but lost the final leg 2-1 in Tunisia.
But Zanaco head to Tunisia winless after collecting six successive league draws and trace their last victory to their first game of 2022 when they defeated Kansanshi Dynamos 2-1 at home on January 7.
“We are not under pressure and we know what our critics are saying. Everyone has an opinion. We respect that but are focused because football is our job,” Musonda said.