Thursday Feb 24, 2022. 11:00
Zanaco are back on the continental trail with a debut visit to Libya to face Al Ahli Tripoli this Sunday in Benghazi in a match-day-three Group A fixture in the 2021/2022 CAF Confederation Cup.
The Zambian club is winless and bottom of Group A on zero points following back-to-back defeats while Al Ahli Tripoli are third with 3 points after beating neighbours CS Sfaxien of Tunisia 2-1 last Sunday in Benghazi.
Zanaco coach Kelvin Kaindu said prior to departure on Wednesday that they are hoping for a good outing in uncharted territory for the Lusaka club as Libya opens its’ doors to the World after over a decade of internal strife.
“I think we must be physically and psychologically ready for the game. You can even see the travel logistics. I think it is not easy for one to get to Libya and we have to go through Tunisia and spend a night there before connecting the following day,” Kaindu said.
Zanaco departs Lusaka late Wednesday evening and will fly to Libya via Doha and Tunis.
“The game is also not going to be played in the capital city Tripoli but will be played in Benghazi because of security reasons,” Kaindu said.
“So I think we need to be aware and alert and focus on the game and hope that there is enough security that we are safe.”
The Bankers head to Libya after losing 1-0 away to Sfaxien in Rades on February 12 and later went down 2-0 at home in Lusaka to Group A leaders Pyramids FC of Egypt on February 20 who have maximum 6 points.