Zesco United hope to end Ghana jinx


Zesco United coach George Lwandamina says they are capable of ending Zambian clubs winless jinx away in Ghana on Wednesday.

Zesco visit two-time African champions Asante Kotoko on Wednesday in a CAF Confederation Cup Group C match-day-two fixture in Kumasi.

Four Zambia clubs, including Zesco, have made seven trips to Ghana in continental football but failed to win there.

“To every stage in history there must be a point when history will be rewritten,”Lwandamina said.

“You may set the standard with history but it will be changed at some point.”

Zesco currently lead Group C on 3 points after beating bottom placed Nkana 2-0 at home in Ndola on February 3.

Hosts Kotoko are third on zero points following a 1-0 away loss in Sudan against Al Hilal in Khartoum on February 3.

Zesco were the last Zambian club to visit Ghana in the second round of the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup where they lost 2-0 to Medeama before bowing out 2-1.

Meanwhile, Nkana are the only Zambian team to have left Ghana with a draw in the 1986 quarterfinals of the CAF Champions League’s forerunner, the African Champions Cup.

Nkana drew 1-1 away with 2000 African champions Accra Hearts of Oak to see the Kitwe side reach the semifinals 3-1 on aggregate.