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