CZanaco believe the return of their ex-captain and defender Ziyo Tembo will bring some stability to their backline.
The Bankers may have finished second in Pool A and qualified for the 2019/2020 CAF Confederation Cup but possessed the worst defence in the 2019 FAZ Super Division tranistional season that they made up for with the most prolific.
Ziyo returns to Zanaco after a season away in the Middle East.
“If you look at Ziyo, I think the team will appreciate his experience. And that’s what we want to see in the team; a bit of a bit of stability and maturity and I think Ziyo will bring that in the defence,” Zanaco CEO Marlon Kananda said.
Ziyo joins Zanaco on a season-long contract after one year at Saudi Arabian club Al Shoula whom he joined in June, 2018 on a two year deal.
The 2016 Zambia footballer of the year, who also inspired them to the league title that season, will be joined at Sunset Stadium by Chipolopolo defensive prospect Kebson Kamanga who arrived from Zanaco’s Lusaka rivals Nkwazi.
Zanaco have also strengthened their attack with Ghana striker Emanuel Otuku from Kabwe Warriors while Damiano Kola returns to Sunset after two seasons on loan at Forest Rangers.
Zanaco have also brought in Mwansa Nsofwa and Tiberius Lombard from Lusaka Dynamos including Belchance Makiese from Nkwazi.
All of Zanaco’s new signings all join the seven-time champions on two year deals.