Green Buffalos have been eliminated from the CAF Confederation Cup by Egyptian side Al Masry at the preliminary round stage after a 5-2 aggregate loss.
Buffaloes on Tuesday beat Masry 2-1 at Nkoloma Stadium but the win was insufficient to overturn the 4-0 loss they suffered in the first leg match played in Port Said over a week ago.
Forward Mike Katiba and defender Stephen Kabamba scored for the Arakan Barracks Soldiers with Ahmed Gomma inking the Egyptians solitary goal in Lusaka.
Coach Bilton Musonda’s Buffaloes led after 11 minutes with Katiba’s goal that was cancelled by Gomma seven minutes later.
Masry coached by ex-Pharaohs Star Hossam Hassan were seemingly holding Buffaloes in this return leg before Kabamba netted the winner four minutes away from 90 minutes.
Some of the players Buffaloes paraded included skipper Adrian Chama, Felix Katongo, Friday Samu, Jack Chirwa, Diamond Chikwekwe and Malani Gondwe.
Buffaloes were returning to continental football after a nine year-absence.
Zambia is now remaining with Zanaco, Zesco United and Nkana as envoys in this year’s CAF games.