Nkana on Saturday continued their march to towards qualification to the 2018/2019 CAF Champions League group stage following a 2-1 home win over Simba SC of Tanzania.
Nkana outplayed Simba in the first half who had come into the match armed with an 8-1 aggregate first round win over Mbabane Swallows of eSwatini.
Goals by Ronald Kampamba and Kelvin Mubanga in the 25th and 56th minutes respectively gave Nkana the win.
John Bocco pulled one back from the spot in 72nd minute after he was fouled by Musa Mohammed.
The return leg is set for December 22 in Dar es Salaam and a draw for Nkana will suffice to see them qualify to the group stage.
However, a 1-0 win for Simba will see them qualify on away goals rule.
Meanwhile at Nkoloma Stadium, Green Eagles finished 0-0 against Hussein Dey of Algeria in their CAF Confederation Cup second round first leg match,leaving themselves with an uphill battle to qualify for January’s pre-group stage.
The final leg is set for Algiers on December 22.