Zesco United defied all odds on Sunday to end their 11 match away winless run in continental competition and qualify to the group stage of the 2018 CAF Champions League.
Zesco, who came into the match with seven draws and four defeats in their last away in Africa fixtures, beat ASEC Mimosa 2-1 in Abidjan to qualify 2-2 on aggregate on away goals rule.
Gagnon Badie put ASEC ahead via a 7th minute penalty but Fackson Kapumbu and Lazarus Kambole scored in the 29th a and 65th minutes respectively to hand Zesco their group stage passage.
Zesco are now Zambia’s sole 2018 CAF Champions’ League group stage campaigners after Zanaco lost 1-0 on Saturday and lost 3-1 on aggregate to be relegated to the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup last 32.
Meanwhile, Zesco are also now the only the Zambian side to have qualified for three successive continental group stage matches.
Furthermore, no Zambian club has made four appearances at that level like Zesco since 2009.
At least some good news. Congratulations ZESCO.
Zesco is really a pro team.
That is quite a feat, congratulations ZESCO!!
H.h we know you have a scheduled opposing press briefing today. Please don’t spoil our day, please reschedule your opposing views to tomorrow….pleeeaasee!
Congratulations zesco you make us happy. Keep on working hard the sky is the limit
CONGRATS ZENGA MAMBO AT LIST YOU HAVE REMOVED THE SHAME WHICH WAS FALLING UPON US KUDOS
Zesco Zesco Zesco
One blogger posted that ZEGA shouldn’t have travelled instead spend the resources on other programs .if you you don’t have passion for sport soccer in particular stick to politics. Old soccer adage don’t change winning team. All the best team .my appeal to teams that failed to progress learn something from ZEGA
Iye zesco team ya ziko.thanks team ya ziko for making us proud as a nation
Comment:zega the pride of Zambian football
True Zega Mambo u are the Champions. We will support you! I want to encourage supporters to mobilize resources to motivate the players. Each player who will score a goal will receive K 2, 000=00
Thank you Zega.All the love from Zimbabwe
Well done Zesco! Stay focused and work harder, you can do better and win the CUP.
@ Maputo Davis still awaiting your posting since you were against ZEGA travelling for second leg
ZEGA IKULU!!! Chifubu boys
Team Zega 4 life
I really dont like ZESCO because they are named after an electricity company that is inefficient but watching them on Sunday they were so scintillating. That is the kind of spirit Zambian teams used to have long ago. Never say never!
niiiiiiiiiiiiiice one zega…NKANA is with you.
Wapya wapya selako swingishe ala amalaitti teyakwangasha mwebana muletina
Next team you will be shocked
It is HH’s fault that ZESCO qualified.
Congratulations Zesco! You have made us proud.
ZESCO BIGGEST FAN ZEGA MULIBAKALI GO,GO,GO YOU ARE THE CHOSEN ONE WE ARE BEHIND YOU DAY OR NIGHT YOU ARE THE BEST NO MATTER WHAT WE ARE ALWAYS WITH YOU YOU ARE TRULY ZAMBIAN CHAMPIONS NEXT YOU WILL BE AFRICAN CHAMPIONS THAT I PROMISE GOD IS WITH ZEGA CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN
Tenant Chembo has proved his worth, please give him a contract to lead team ya ziko on permanent basis.
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