Zesco United coach George Lwandamina says Al Ghazala gave them a tough time on Friday but that the better team advanced in the CAF Champions League.
Zesco scored a last minute goal on Friday away in Juba to beat their South Sudan hosts 1-0 and see them advance 3-0 on aggregate to the first round.
Al Ghazala abandoned their ultra-defensive football they exhibited in the first leg on February 14 in Ndola for a more robust approach that rattled Zesco in the opening 30 minutes of the game at Juba Stadium.
“It was very difficult, we didn’t play our usual entertaining football but what is important is to sail to the next round,” Lwandamina said.
John Chingandu scored the winner when he headed in Jackson Were’s cross on the near post.
Zesco awaits the winner of Sunday afternoons other preliminary round clash between Horoya of Guinea who host AS Douanes from Senegal in Conakry.