A post-match brawl between Entente Setif midfielders Khaled Lemmouchia and Francis Ambane overshadowed Zanaco’s exit from this year’s Caf Champions League.
Cameroonian midfielder Ambane who came on in the last 10 minutes of the match got into an altercation with his Algerian team mate in the midst of missing two chances on goal.
The two squared up after the final whistle before being briefly separated but their fight got ugly in the Nkoloma stadium car park leaving Lemmouchia with a bloodied face as the police shielded Ambane from the wrath of some of his teammates who turned against him on the team bus.
Ambane left in a separate car with Setif official and Algerian diplomatic staff under guard from the police.
Meanwhile, back on the field of play, the game was scoreless going to halftime before Zanaco took the lead in the 51st minute through Makundika Sakala who headed in an Allen Mukuka cross.
Setif leveled eight minutes later through striker Nabil Hemani who drilled in free kick.
Man of the match Lazhar Aissa made it 2-1 in the 76th before Kennedy Nkethani equalized in the 80th minute.
Zanaco bow out 3-2 on aggregate and have now been relegated to the Confederations Cup.
They will know their last 16 opponents when the draws for both the Champions League group stage and Confederations Cup pre-group matches are made on May 13 in Cairo.