Zesco through to Champions League semis

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zescoZesco United have reached the semi-finals of the Caf Champions League, this with a match to spare in Group A, after Wydad Casablanca of Morocco defeated Asec Mimosas of Ivory Coast 2-1 on match day five on Sunday.

After drawing 2-2 with Al Ahly on Friday, Zesco needed the Moroccans to avoid defeat against the visiting Ivorians to be assured of progress.

Zesco who have eight points, cannot lose their position to third place Al Ahly on five points, due to a better head to head record, even if they lost their final group match on August 24 to Wydad who lead the with ten points.

ASEC have four points and can only finish on seven points with victory over Al Ahly in Abidjan.

Zesco United will face Group B winners Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa over two legs in September for a place in the final if they fail to defeat Wydad in Ndola. That would mean the Moroccans will play against either Zamalek of Egypt or Nigeria’s Enyimba.

Zamalek need only a point from the match in Cairo while Enyimba need to win by a two-goal margin to progress.


4 Responses to Zesco through to Champions League semis

  1. Assuming the assumptions in the article are correct, I suppose then that the strategy for Zesco should be “to fail to defeat Wydad in Ndola”…

    so that Zesco plays “Memelodi Sundowns of South Africa” instead of “Zamalek of Egypt or Nigeria’s Enyimba.”

    August 15, 2016 at 6:09 am

  2. No my bululu zamalek is a finished team nowadays you can beat them at their home ground so its better to meet Zamalek than sundowns

    Uwatambile baskopo
    August 15, 2016 at 6:57 am

  3. Let ZESCO beat Wydad to top the group and play Zamalek or Enyimba

    screugie J Kamona
    August 15, 2016 at 11:32 am


    August 15, 2016 at 7:24 pm

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