Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp says opponents Zesco United are a quality side but his team is confident of collecting a vital away result today in Ndola.
Chiefs face Zesco this afternoon at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in a 2018/2019 CAF Confederation Cup pre-group stage first leg match.
“Zesco United are a quality side,” Middendorp said.
“We shouldn’t be too brave but we have the confidence and we are on track with the idea of how we want to play.”
This will be Chiefs and Zesco’s debut competitive meeting and the latter’s third continental engagement against South African opposition.
This is after meeting Mamelodi Sundowns in the 2016 CAF Champions League semifinals and SuperSport United in the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinals who both eliminated Zesco from the respective competition.
Chiefs on the other hand make their first trip back to Zambia since 2000 when Nchanga Rangers beat them 2-0 away in Johannesburg to eliminate them by the same goal aggregate in the last 16 of the CAF Cup Winners Cup.