Zesco face tricky Medeama
Time Posted: March 22, 2014 11:04 pm
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Zesco United face Medeama in a CAF Confederation Cup last 16 match on Sunday looking for a win to keep Zambia’s interest in continental action alive.
This follows their compatriots Nkana’s failure to use their ground advantage on Saturday after finishing in a scoreless deadlock with nemesis Zamalek in a CAF Champions League last 16 tie in Kitwe.
Zesco coach George Lwnadamina said he is hoping for a positive result against Medeama who are unbeaten at home with a hundred per cent winning rate at home in Sekondi from two home games in this year’s competition.
The major highlight came in the last round where they beat Maghreb Fes of Morocco 3-0 before advancing 4-3 on aggregate to book their date with Zesco.
“It is a good for them to have come this far equally it is good for us,” Lwandamina said.
“We know very little about the team but the little information that we know about them is that they are a good side but we have done our part and know our strengths and we will use our strengths to achieve our objective.”
The good news for Zesco is their star striker Winston kalengo has shrugged off an injury scare after limping out of Friday’s training session at Bompeh Secondary Technical School with a right knee injury.
Kalengo’s lone goal in the previous round made the difference in their 1-0 aggregate results over Ferroviario Beira.
Furthermore, Zesco are unbeaten under Lwandamina all competition from his three competitive games in charge with two wins and one draw.
Medeama on the other hand will be without striker Kabiru Moro their joint top scorer in the competition due to suspension.
However, influential midfielder Kwame Boahene who has two goals and striker Godness Asamoah on one goal are both available for the Ghanaian team that has scored a massive eight goals in four matches in this year’s Confederation Cup.