POWER Dynamos on Saturday night lost 1-0 away to Al Khartoum of Sudan in a 2015 CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round first leg match.
A first half goal from ex-Cotonsport striker Dauda Camilo handed the Sudanese club the vital first leg home win against their Zambian opponents.
The Cameroon striker scored in the 20th minute after he beat the offside trap when he received a long pass from Ghana midfielder John Arthur.
Two minutes later, Camilo again had the ball at the back of Power’s net but his goal was disallowed.
Meanwhile, Power were lucky to have 11 men on the pitch in the 80th minute after striker Alex Ngonga escaped with a yellow card for elbowing an Al Khartoum defender.
Power host Al Khartoum at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe on March 1, needing a 2-0 home win to advance to the first round of the competition.
Winner over both legs will play either Polisi of Zanzibar or Gabonese club CF Mounana in the first round, first leg away in mid-March.
Meanwhile Zambia defender Emmanuel Mbola on Saturday played his first game for Israeli club Hapoel Ra’anana since returning from the 2015 AfCON.
Mbola was substituted in the 67th minute of Ra’anana’s 2-1 home win over Maccabi Netanya on Saturday night.
However, Mbola’s compatriot and striker Evans Kangwa was an unused substitute in that match.
Saturday’s game was also the first time since Zambia’s exit on January 26 from the Africa Cup hosted by Equatorial Guinea that Mbola and Kangwa were selected for action at Ra’anana.
Meanwhile after 22 games played, Ra’anana are 5th on the Israeli league table on 30 points, seventeen behind leaders Maccabi Tel Aviv.