Four set for 2019/2020 continental debuts with Zesco United

Simon Silwimba of Zesco challenged by Khama Billiat of Kaizer Chiefs during the CAF Confederation Cup 2018/19 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Zesco at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on 19 January 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

New signing Saviour Nkonkola is one of four continental debutants in Zesco United’s travelling party for this weekend’s 2019/2020 CAF Champions League preliminary round, first leg away date against eSwatini champions Black Mamba.

Nkonkola joined Zesco in the off- season from demoted Prison Leopards and caught the attention of the champions after he struck a brace against them in a 5-2 away league loss in Ndola last May.

Uganda striker Umaru Kasumba, who also arrived in the off-season, and Japanese midfielder Kosuke Nakamachi, who joined last term, are also in Zesco’s 23-member travelling party to Manzini.

Zimbabwe midfielder Thabani Kamusoko, who joined Zesco from Tanzanian giants Simba SC in this off-season, has also made the team.

GOALKEEPERS: Jacob Banda, Dieudonne Ntibahezwa, Samson Banda

DEFENDERS: Simon Silwimba, Shemmy Mayembe, Solomon Sakala, David Owino, Marcel Kalonda, Mwila Phiri, Clement Mulenga

MIDFIELDERS: Kondwani Mtonga, Misheck Chaila, John Chingandu, Edward Tembo,Kosuke Nakamachi, Thabani Kamusoko, Mwape Mwelwa

FORWARDS: Jesse Were, Quadri Kola, Saviour Nkonkola, Umaru Kasumba, Logic Chingandu


  1. Luwandamina has issue of using players. Like that Japanese, he is good, and a great imagine to show professionalism, but he is not fully used.

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