Zesco give Nkana CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinal gift


Nkana have to thank Zesco United for their debut CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinals qualification.

Zesco beat Asante Kotoko 2-1 on Sunday at home in Ndola to help Nkana secure their top two finish in Group C and advance to April’s quarterfinals despite suffering a heavy defeat in a simultaneous kickoff away in Sudan.

Nkana lost 4-2 away to Al Hilal in Khartoum but still finished second after Kotoko failed to get a victory in Zambia that would have seen them usurp the Kitwe giants to a last eight place.

Al Hilal and Nkana qualify on 11 and 9 points respectively while Kotoko settled for third on 7 points, tied with bottom placed Zesco after Sundays final Group C results.

Meanwhile, Zesco rallied from one-down to win after Stephen Nyarko put Kotoko ahead in the 47th minute.

But Jesse Were and Kondwani Mtonga struck in the 53rd and 56th minutes respectively to secure Zesco’s first victory after a seven match winless run in all competitions.

Nkana will know their quarterfinal opponents on March 20 when the draws are made in Cairo, Egypt.


  1. Zesco you are forgiven for your poor performance in generating and supplying electricity. For once, Zesco has been useful

  2. Nkana should work hard, they are not a good side for now. The qualification should not cheat them, in commenting objectively and without malice, Nkana have a lot to do. For set pieces, they have no idea under the sun, its just ballooning the ball anyhow. They need to prepare adequately, there is Zamalek and so on kutsogolo uko

    • Mwape,what idea doyou have about football what Nkana does not know!!Be objective,do you think other teams don’t to win?Yes, you are right that they must work hard in all departments.Bamutasha kali kwisaya!!!

  3. The truth here is that as Nkana we do not have a goal keeper, its high time we start looking for a goal keeper.
    The entire team is fine the guy is not worth even at secondary school soccer.

  4. Ba Notradamus some of the goals Nkana conceded were as a result of poor defending by Ocran and Musa Muhamed,Festus Mbewe is a striker who even helped Nkana to qualify when they played UD Songo.

  5. I’m an ardent fan of Nkana, but I can assure you that team won’t go anywhere. Statistics speak for themselves. They have lost all their away games including at neighbors Zesco. It’s a fact that they are just filling the numbers. If succeed I will not hesitate to apologize.

    • We call that ostrich philosophy where you bury your head in the sand with the rest of your body exposed to danger. A faithful and loyal friend will tell the truth. Please let’s not f.o.o.l. ourselves, our team has no strategy for away games.

  6. We just qualified on our own. We played same games and we acquired those points on our own so you can’t say Zesco helped us . They were also fighting for position one and two but they failed due go poor perfomance .

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