Nkana do a Zambia special in Tunisia
Nkana this evening replicated a Zambia Special when they squandered a 2-1 lead to lose 4-3 away to Etoile du Sahel in Tunisia on match-day-three in Group B of the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup.
The result came just 24 hours after Zambia also lost by the same margin in similar circumstances in a friendly away to Japan in Florida that included not one penalty this time; but two for both sides.
Nkana went ahead in the 7th minute through a Abdelrazzek Ghazi own goal after he failed to clear Simon Bwalya’s run with the ball.
Etoile equalised in the 21st minute from the penalty spot after Nkana defender Maybin Chishimba nudged Youssef Mouihbi in the back and Baghdad Boundjah stepped up to level matters.
Nkana reclaimed the lead in the 31st minute through striker Evans Kangwa who fired in a close range shot after Reynold Kampamba placed the ball into his path to see the Kitwe side take a 2-1 lead into the break.
Six minutes after the break. Etoile were equalised again through 46th minute substitute midfielder Khalil Bangoura who pounced on Ghazi’s shot that came off the right post.
Nkana again took the lead in the 78th minute this time from the spot after defender Falhi Radhouan fouled Kampamba.
Derrick Mwansa then stepped up to convert the resultant penalty to bring back memories of his spot kick on April 1-1 that ejected Tunisian club CA Bizertin from the pre-group stage by the same aggregate scoreline.
However, there was to be no repeat of any Deja Vu when Lassaad Jaziri equalised in the 83rd minute before Bangoura completed his brace in the 85th minute.
Nkana stay bottom of Group B with one point and must beat Etoile on match-day-four on July 26 to reignite any ambitions they have of securing a debut semifinal slot this September.
Etoile take top spot on 5 points for at least 24 hours ahead of Egyptian side Al Ahly’s visit to Abidjan to play Sewe Sport.
Al Ahly have four points after dropping to second place while Sewe are third on two points heading into their match-day-three date.