Zesco United captain Jacob Banda has warned that the have to work very hard in Tuesday’s date against AS Sonidep at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola despite last weeks away win in Niger.

Zesco head into the 2018/2019 CAF Champions League first round, final leg date against Sonidep leading 2-1 from the first leg in Niamey on November 27.

A draw will be enough for Zesco to advance to the pre-group stage on December 15 where five-time champions TP Mazembe awaits.

“It was a sweet victory away from home. Playing in West Africa is not easy but we just have to stay focused and work extra hard at home,” Banda said.

“We are almost getting there now. We had just regrouped for pre-season for two weeks for the first leg and this is the third week and the fitness is still not there but we will catch up.

“They (Sonidep) are a good side and we just shouldn’t underrate them.”

Zesco are hoping to maintain the momentum of their good continental run to qualify to the league phase for a fourth successive season since reaching the 2016 CAF Champions League semifinals.

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