Nkana book Zamalek date, Zesco advance

By IAfrica
In Zambia
Mar 8th, 2014

Time Posted: March 8, 2014 7:10 pm

Nkana have booked a 2016 CAF Champions League last 16 date against nemesis Zamalek of Egypt after beating KCCA 2-1 today in Kampala.

The Kitwe giants advance to the pre group stage 4-3 on aggregate after drawing 2-2 in the first leg on March 1 in Kitwe.

Claude Bewalya gave Nkana a 1-0 lead into the break after hitting the target in the 35th m minute.

KCCA midfielder Brian Majwega equalised in the 50th minute when his free kick beat Charles Mweemba who was in goals for Nkana today.

Majwega’s goal was his second against Nkana after scoring KCCA’s second goal from the spot in the first leg draw.

Defender Christopher Munthali stunned the home side in the 58th minute after finishing off on the rebound when KCCA goalkeeper Magoola parried Ronald Kampamba’s free kick.

KCCA’s defeat was their second at home after losing 2-1 to El Merriekh in the last round but advanced 3-2 on aggregate.

Nkana will host Zamalek in the first leg on March 22 before travelling to Cairo one week later.

Zamalek booked their date with Nkana after a 1-0 aggregate win against Kabuscorp of Angola following a 0-0 return leg result on Friday in Luanda.

Meanwhile it was a good day for Zambian football today when Zesco United also advanced to the second round of the CAF Confederation Cup after a 1-0 home win over Ferroviario Beira of Mozambique today at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

Striker Winston Kalengo scored the game’s lone goal in the 31st minute to see Zesco advance 1-0 on aggregate.

Zesco away the winner of MAS of Morocco and Ghanaian club Medeama who play tonight in Fes with the latter leading 3-0 from last Sundays first leg.

Zesco will be away in the first leg during the weekend of March 22.

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