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Jacob Banda Laments Zesco’s CAF Qualification Flop

Sports Feature Sports Jacob Banda Laments Zesco's CAF Qualification Flop

Captain Jacob Banda is lamenting Zesco United’s failure to qualify for CAF club competitions after finishing fifth in the 2019/20 FAZ Super Division campaign.

Defending champions Zesco on Thursday made their worst-ever finish since 2012 at number five on 47 points and missed out on continental football for the first time since 2013.

Zesco needed a win against Red Arrows at home on Thursday to qualify for continental football but only managed to force a 1-1 draw after coming from behind.

“It is a very very disappointment thing as a team and as an individual. It is my second time not to play CAF since I joined Zesco United,” said goalkeeper Banda.

“But that is how football is; we have to look forward to next season and fight harder to play continental football. We have disappointed the fans for not bringing continental football at Levy Mwanawasa this season. I promise the fans that that we will do better next season,” he said.

Banda also commented on the impact of Covid-19 on the league campaign.

“We have been disturbed by this decision but this issue of Covid-19 is beyond FAZ’s control,” he said.

The 18-team league is ending prematurely at Week 27.

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