9.5 C
Alba Iulia
Friday, August 7, 2020

Kaunda Targets First Group C Win on his Zanaco Debut

Sports Feature Sports Kaunda Targets First Group C Win on his Zanaco Debut

Chris Kaunda has declared that he plans to start his reign this Sunday with Zanaco’s first Group C win in the 2019/2020 CAF Confederation Cup.

Kaunda jumps straight onto the big stage in what will also be his debut continental game following his appointment on January 9 as Mumamba Numba’s replacement who was fired on January 6 after a poor start to the season.

Zanaco head into match-day-four unbeaten in Group C but winless on 3 points from as many games played.

There is even added pressure on Zanaco following Zambia’s perennial group stage campaigners Zesco United’s dashed hopes of qualifying to the CAF Champions League quarterfinals after Friday’s 2-0 away Group A loss to Zamalek in Egypt that left them bottom of Group A on 2 points from four matches with two games left to play.

“Looking at this game, it has a lot of significance for our club Zanaco and country. The country’s name is at stake and we are representing the country and people are looking for a win in whichever way on Sunday,” Kaunda said.

“There is no pressure going into this game and I have told the players to forget about what has been happening and let us just focus on this game.

“It is a decider, and they is no other way but we just have to win it.”

Guests ESAE are bottom on 1 point that they gained off Zanaco in the last meeting on December 29 at home in Porto Novo.

A home win will end ESAE’s race and potentially see Zanaco move into second place with two games left.

It is critical that Zanaco win on Sunday because they another home game coming up on January 26 against DC Motema Pembe of DR Congo before heading to Morocco to face Group C leaders and 2018/19 runners-up RSB Berkane on February 2.

DCMP are second on 4 points while Berkane lead on 7 points heading into Sunday’s simultaneous kickoff in Kinshasa.

Berkane crushed DCMP 3-0 in Morocco on December 29.


Comments are closed.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Speaker Commends LAZ for its renewed commitment in collaborating with National Assembly

Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Patrick Matibini has commended the Law Association of Zambia for its renewed commitment...

COVID-19 must not derail my Government’s development agenda, President Lungu tells Provincial Ministers

President Edgar Lungu yesterday received regional cluster reports from provincial ministers and directed them not to relent as they strive to improve the welfare...

Kitwe United Make Top Flight Return

Kitwe United needed the final day of the FAZ National Division 1 season to join Indeni, Prison Leopards and Young Green Eagles on the...

Shock and Anger As Stage For Nkana’s Coronation Up In The Air

Shock and anger cloaked a dramatic end to proceedings on the closing day of the season at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe on...

It’ll be very difficult to unseat PF because of the unprecedented development Countrywide-Antonio

The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) Deputy Media Director Antonio Mwanza says it will be very difficult to unseat his party because of the unprecedented...

More Articles In This Category