Sunday Feb 27, 2022. 09:00
Striker Moses Phiri insists Zanaco can pull off a surprise in Libya this Sunday and finally ignite their 2021/2022 CAF Confederation up Group A campaign when they face Al Ahli Tripoli in Benghazi on Sunday.
Winless and bottom of Group A on zero points, the Zambian club has four games left beginning this Sunday in which to revive their league stage race in this season’s competition.
Al Ahli are second on 3 points tied on points with second placed CS Sfaxien of Tunisia while Egyptian club Pyramids FC leads Group A on maximum 6 points.
“All is not lost. We just pray that we win this game so that we can pick ourselves up,” Phiri said.
“We are encouraging ourselves that we can make our fans happy again.
“This is football, if we stay focused and understand what the coach wants, I think it is going to be a good group stage race for us and probably finish second or even first.”
Despite Phiri’s bold declaration, Zanaco have yet to also score a single goal in 180 minutes of Group A action.
Should the dry spell extend into Sunday in Libya, Zanaco will stretch an unprecedented club record that they set in last weekend’s 2-0 home loss to Pyramids in Lusaka.
Zanaco have never failed to score in three successive group stage matches, or two games for that matter, from their three previous continental group stages appearances since making their league phase debut in the 2010 CAF Confederation Cup.