George Lwandamina insists the sheering heat in the South Sudan capital of Juba will not affect Zesco United’s performance.

Zesco arrived in Juba in mid-morning on Thursday after a one 30 minutes flight from Addis Ababa only to be greeted by forbidding dry and hot temperatures of 39 degrees ahead of Fridays preliminary round ,final leg clash against Al Ghazala.

Lwandamina later took the team to Juba Stadium on Thursday afternoon at 16h00, the same time the game will be played on Friday for a two hour workout in the intense heat that the players came through without any problems.

“This is the best we could do in terms of the time we had to come here and I am sure we will be able to acclimatize,” Lwandamina said.

“Both teams will be playing under the same conditions.

“We also play in the heat in Zambia but we have come to finish what we started back home.”

Lwandamina’s side lead the South Sudan side 2-0 from the first leg played on February 14 in Ndola.

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