Zesco United are 90 minutes away from ending their seven-year CAF Champions League group stage draught after a resounding away win in Mali on Saturday night.
An Idris Mbombo brace and one goal from midfielder Mwape Mwelwa handed Zesco their second away in in this years Champions League and their biggest to date in the same competition since 2009 when they beat El Merriekh of Sudan 3-2 in Khartoum.
Meanwhile, Stade Malien took a 17th minute lead through Moussakoye Diallo but midfielder Mwelwa equalised on the stroke of half time to see the two sides go 1-1 into the break.
DR Congo-born striker Mbombo then fired a brace in 75th and 84th minutes.
Zesco now need a draw at home on April 20 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola to ensure their passage to the Champions League group stage in June.