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New boys Green Eagles attempt milestone feat in North Africa

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Green Eagles on Saturday attempt to join small band of Zambian clubs to have ousted North African opposition from continental competition.

The continental competition debutants, who are unbeaten after three matches with two wins and a draw, are away in Algeria to face NA Hussein Dey in Algiers in a second round, final leg clash in the 2018/2019 CAF Confederation Cup.

Kick off of this match is at 18h45.

Eagles and Dey are locked at 0-0 from the first leg played at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka on December 15.

A 1-1 draw will see Eagles advance on away goals rule while a scoreless result will see the match decided on post-match penalties.

Very few Zambian clubs have enjoyed success against North African sides, and should Eagles do so, they will be only one of three local teams to have achieved that feat.

Mufulira Wanderers beat Dey’s rivals MC Algiers in the quarterfinals of the 1977 African Champions Cup when they won 3-0 at Shinde to overturn a 2-1 first leg loss in Algiers.

Nkana joined them in 2014 when they advanced to the group stages for the first time-ever in the CAF Confederation Cup on away goals rule following a 1-1 away draw in Tunisia against CA Bizertin after a 0-0 first leg result in Kitwe.

Success in Algiers will see Eagles advance to January’s final pre-group round where they will be drawn against losers from this month’s CAF Champions League ties.

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  1. Come on Eagles! Your military discipline should carry you into the next round. You just need to score one goal and everything will flow positively

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