Green Buffaloes are on the brink of another early exit from the CAF Confederation Cup following a humbling 4-1 away defeat on Saturday evening in Tunisia at the hands of record three-time champions CS Sfaxien.
Buffaloes loss brought back recent memories of their first round exit in the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup last February when Al Masry beat them 4-0 away in Egypt en route to a 5-2 aggregate ejection.
Alaeddine Marzouki put Sfaxien ahead in the 28th minute but there was a ray of hope when Chipili Mungule equalized in the 40th minute to see the two sides go 1-1 into the break.
Marzouki then completed his brace in the 52nd minute before Heni Amamou add the third in the 81st minute and Firas Chawat added to Buffaloes’ misery three minutes deep inside stoppage time.
Buffaloes now have mammoth job of scoring three goals without reply at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka on December 22 to remain in the race to January’s pre-group round.