…WE WANT TO FINISH WHAT WE STARTED IN NDOLA – LWANDAMINA
ZAMBIA Super League champions Zesco United yesterday left for Juba to complete their mission against South Sudanese side Al Ghazala Wau in the 2016 CAF Champions League preliminary round return leg tomorrow.
The team left Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Airport at 15:00 hours aboard an Ethiopian Airlines plane.
Zesco are in an advantageous position having won the first leg 2-0 on February 14 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
Coach George “Chicken” Lwandamina said the team was going to Sudan to complete what was started at Levy Mwanawasa.
Lwandamina said it was normal for Al Gahzala coach to threaten that his lads will upset Zesco’s chances of qualifying to the next round.
“Our task in Juba is to finish what was started in Ndola. We are a leg away and will not take any chances. The boys will not let what was started fall to pieces. The target still remains to reach the group stage,” he said.
He has declared his boys ready for the return leg and expressed happiness with the team’s fitness levels.
“The boys are psychologically and physically ready for the challenge. I leave the spiritual part to God. It’s not going to be an easy game but will do our best,” Lwandamina said.
And Chipolopolo Soccer Fans Association (CSFA) patron Yotam Mwanza advised the boys to put in their best and not be intimidated by Al Ghazala’s home advantage.
“I understand that South Sudan recently recorded some violence. But I am sure that tight security measure has been put in place. Zesco has great players and should be able to get more goals,” he said.
The team has goalkeepers: Jacob Banda and Lameck Nyangu
Defenders: Dauti Musekwa, Ayo Oluwafemi, Ben Adamah Banh, David Owino Odhiambo and Bernard Mapili
Midfielders: Anthony Agay Akumu, Clatous Chama Chota, Misheck Chaila, Maybin Mwaba, Mwape Mwelwa , Simon Silwimba and John Ching’andu
Strikers: Idris Ilunga Mbombo, Jackson Mwanza, Lazarous Kambole and Jesse Jackson Were.