Four set for 2019/2020 continental debuts with Zesco United. ew signing Saviour Nkonkola is amongst four continental debutants in Zesco United’s travelling party for this weekend’s 2019/2020. CAF Champions League preliminary round, first leg, and away date against eSwatini champions Black Mamba.
Nkonkola joined Zesco in the offseason from demoted Prison Leopards and caught the attention of the champions after he struck a brace against them in a 5-2 away league loss in Ndola last May.
Uganda striker Umaru Kasumba and Japanese midfielder Kosuke Nakamachi are also in Zesco’s 23-member travelling party to Manzini. Zimbabwe midfielder Thabani Kamusoko, who joined Zesco from Tanzanian giants Simba SC in this off-season, has also made the team.
GOALKEEPERS: Jacob Banda, Dieudonne Ntibahezwa, Samson Banda
DEFENDERS: Simon Silwimba, Shemmy Mayembe, Solomon Sakala, David Owino, Marcel Kalonda, Mwila Phiri, Clement Mulenga
MIDFIELDERS: Kondwani Mtonga, Misheck Chaila, John Chingandu, Edward Tembo,Kosuke Nakamachi, Thabani Kamusoko, Mwape Mwelwa
FORWARDS: Jesse Were, Quadri Kola, Saviour Nkonkola, Umaru Kasumba, Logic Chingandu.
Chipolopolo to play AFCON champions Algeria in opening Group H qualifier
Chipolopolo to play AFCON champions Algeria in opening Group H qualifier. Zambia will visit Algeria on November 11 in their first meeting since their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers that saw Chipolopolo beat Les Fennecs 3-1 at home in Lusaka on September 2, 2017 and 1-0 away in Constantine on September 9, 2017.
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