Zesco United have not exactly enjoyed what is known as the ‘luck of the draw.’
Last night’s CAF Champions League group stage draw confirmed passage to the quarter place will have to come at the expense of TP Mazembe or Zamalek.The Congolese giants, known as Les Corbeaux (The Ravens), need no introduction in Africa. Mazembe are five-time champions league winners.
Another likely opponent will be the mighty Zamalek of Egypt. The White Knights have a delayed final preliminary round game against Senegal’s Generation Foot on 24 October. Five champions league titles against a side that have never qualified for this stage makes for an easy prediction.
But football is round and the pitch is flat…
Zesco are no slouches and the dream is always to challenge the best.
The Zambian giants’ group will also feature Angola’s Primeiro de Agosto. “Os Rubro e Negros” pride themselves on making the 2018 semi-finals.
- Zamalek/ Generation
With the group winner and runners’ up to make the quarter-finals, can Zesco show why they’re Zambia powerhouse by finishing in the top two?
Matchday one is set for the weekend of 19-20 November.