Zesco takes shape off Smouha as Zanaco claims a point from Egypt at Al Ahly. Team Yaziko took a better shape off the visiting Smouha sporting club in the first leg of the Total Caf Confederation cup at Levy Mwanawasa stadium in Ndola.
Zesco pushed its luck but aerial balls proceeding one after the other could not shape into a point. Efforts from Idriss Mbombo went wide as John Chingandu dared to see the goal outline.
though much earlier David Owino was booked for a yellow. In the 10th minute he attempted to advantage his hand with the ball from a Fackson Kampumbu corner take.
Going into halftime Zlatko men stood at 0-0 against the difficult Smouha. However the second half saw some changes. Dave Daka sustained an injury and Lazarous Kambole came in as a sub. Jesse Jackson Were also suffered an injury.
But this was before Jesse had pushed for luck from the spot. In the 72rd minute Patrick Matlo within the area handled a John Chingandu cross. Zesco collected the maximum three points that set them top slot in group C that include Al Hilal Al Ubayyid, Recreativo do Libolo and Smouha.
Zanaco claims a point from Egypt
And Final whistle at Borg el arab stadium, Alexandria rescued Zanaco to come back with a point. In a dominated Al Ahly sporting club performance and ball possession Zanaco played a tactical dominance and held the dangerous Al Ahly.
They managed to sniff a point after holding the Egyptian giant and oldest African club to a goalless draw. Zanaco was placed in group D with Al Ahly, Coton Sport and Al Hilal.