Zesco United coach George Lwandamina remained calm despite engineering a famous 3-2 win over Egyptian giants Al Ahly in Saturday’s CAF Champions League match in Ndola.
Creative midfielder Cletus Chama grabbed a brace as Zesco launched the 2016 CAF Champions League group stage with a win over Ahly at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
It was a fantastic start for the ambitious Zesco side that is making only a second appearance in the group stages of Africa’s premier club championship.
In a post-match interview, Lwandamina demanded hard work from his players.
“There is nothing like getting excited. If anything this is when we have to be more serious in our work,” he said.
“Beating a big team like Al Ahly has sent signals to other teams but can we sustain that performance? I have to get down to work so that we can reproduce that result in future games,” Lwandamina said.
Zesco and Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca jointly lead Group A with 3 points each.
Wydad overcame ASEC Mimosas 1-0 away in Côte d’Ivoire in the other Group A tie.
Zesco’s next Champions League encounter comes up in a fortnight against Wydad in North Africa.