Two weeks before the 2013 CAF Champions League kicks off, Zambia’s envoys in the competition Zanaco were beaten in a friendly by Zimbabwean club FC Platinum.
Zanaco suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Tennant Chilumba’s Platinum in a warm-up match played at Sunset Stadium in Lusaka today.
Creative midfielder Rodrick Kabwe made a dream debut with a 24th minute goal from a free kick.
Platinum rendered the ex-Kabwe Warriors’ goal irrelevant with late goals scored by Joe Ngodza after 70 minutes and Neslon Mazivisa’s brace in the 72th minute and in added time.
The 2012 FAZ Super Division champions face Swaziland’s Mbabane Swallows in the Champions League, preliminary round, first leg game on February 16 in Manzini.
Meanwhile on the same date at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe, 2013 CAF Confederation Cup representatives Power Dynamos on Saturday forced a 1-1 draw with Don Bosco of DR Congo in a friendly.
New Arthur Davies signee Martin Phiri cancelled Bosco’s 67th goal by Kazembe Mwinkeu with an equaliser in the 90th minute.
Power will face FC Platinum in Sunday’s friendly in Kitwe.
Power will host Clube Recreativo da Caala of Angola in their Confederation Cup preliminary round first leg match at Arthur Davies on February 16.