Zesco United advanced to the pre-group stage of the 2018/2019 CAF Champions League after thumping AS Sonidep of Niger 3-0 on Wednesday in Ndola to go through 5-1 on aggregate.

Zesco had edged Sonidep 2-1 in the first leg match of the preliminary round played in Niamey last week prior to thrashing the visitors at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.

Two-goal hero Jesse Were and his partner Lazarous Kambole were the scorers on the day.

Zesco showed the intent to win just in the second minute with striker Were tapping in from close range after being put through by Enock Sabumukama.

Kambole doubled Zesco’s advantage with a fine goal from inside the box in the 25th minute.

With Sonidep making few attempts at goal, coach George Lwandamina’s side wrapped up the scoring spree with a 55th minute goal by Were.

Meanwhile, Zesco will face DR Congo side TP Mazembe in the next round.

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  1. Zesco shouldn’t be celebrating bcoz of the huddle which is lying ahead.Mazembe are not an easy opponent, Lwandamina work hard and overcome this hurdle if u are serious contenders this season.



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