Saturday, June 22, 2024

Mazembe Coach Spells Out Zesco’s 2019/20 CAF Shortcomings


TP Mazembe coach Pamphile Mihayo says Zesco United’s poor start to Group A action in the CAF Champions League contributed to their failure to reach the quarterfinals.

Zesco exited the Champions League group stage winless at the bottom with three points from six matches played in the group stage.
Coach George Lwandamina’s boys were 11 points behind group winners Mazembe after Saturday’s 3-1 loss in Lubumbashi, DR Congo.

“Zesco worked hard in this tournament. They were not bad at all. It was a tough group with Zamalek, De Agosto and Zesco,” Mihayo said.

“The difference with us is that we won most of our games during the first leg of the competition and this is what Zesco did not do,” he said.

“This made Zesco not to make it to the next stage but Zesco is a very good team just like the other three teams,” Mihayo said.
Mazembe advanced to the quarterfinals from Group A alongside Egyptians Zamalek.

Angola’s Primeiro De Agosto finished third with four points, one above Zesco.


  1. Africa should do away with the public relations all the time, how can a good team be rock bottom in the group. This is a bad team, how can a good team fail to win a single match. The appropriate advice should have been disband the team and deregister it. There is too much sugar coating, the guy must have said the truth

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