Zanaco name squad for Berkane clash

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Zanaco coach Chris Kaunda has named his 19-member team to face RSB Berkane in this Sunday’s CAF Confederation Cup Group C decider away in Morocco.

Kaunda has named an unchanged squad from last Sunday’s 2-1 home win over DR Congo side DC Motema Pembe in Lusaka.

But missing from Wednesday evening’s trip to Berkane is defender and Zanaco captain Ziyo Tembo, who has not seen any competitive action since January 8 but is nearing the end of his two-week sick leave.

Rodger Kola, who is Zanaco’s top scorer with 8 league goals and 5 goals in the CAF Confederation Cup this season, will captain the team in Ziyo’s absence.

Zanaco are second in Group C on 9 points, one behind Berkane while Motema Pembe are third on 7 points.

ESAE of Benin is last with 1 point and out of the top two quarterfinal qualification race.

Berkane and Zanaco drew 1-1 in the first leg on December 8 in Lusaka.

A draw for both Berkane and Zanaco will see them through to the last eight of the competition with the latter enjoying a superior goal aggregate and better head-to-head over Motema Pembe.

Zanaco are seeking their debut final knockout stage qualification after three continental group stage campaigns.

TEAM

GOALKEEPERS

Toaster Nsabata, Mangani Banda, Racha Kola

DEFENDERS

Lawrence Chungu, Tiberius Lombard, Kebson Kamanga, Kevin Owusu, Belchance Makiese, Peter Banda

MIDFIELDERS

Lassa Kiala, Kelvin Kapumbu, Ernest Mbewe, Mwansa Nsofwa, Charles Zulu, Romaric Pitriopa

STRIKERS

Chitiya Mususu, Rodger Kola, Damiano Kola, Moussa Souleymanou

CAF CONFEDERATION CUP FIXTURES 

February 2

Group A

FC Nouadhibou vs. Pyramids FC

Enugu Rangers vs. Al Masry

Group B

Al-Nasr vs. Horoya AC

Bidvest Wits vs. Djoliba AC

Group C

Motema Pembe vs. Esae FC

RSB Berkane vs. Zanaco

Group D

Hassania Agadir vs. Paradou AC

San Pedro vs. Enyimba

By Kalumiana Kalumiana

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