Nkana can still progress despite home draw – Kalusha Bwalya

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Zambian champions Nkana played out a 2 – 2 draw with Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) in the first leg of the CAF Champions League first round tie at Arthur Davis Stadium on Saturday
Zambian champions Nkana played out a 2 – 2 draw with Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) in the first leg of the CAF Champions League first round tie at Arthur Davis Stadium on Saturday

2014 Caf Champions league first round second leg

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Saturday March 8, 2014

KCC FC (Uganda) Vs Nkana FC (Zambia) – Namboole stadium. First Leg Results: Nkana FC 2-2 KCC FC

Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president, Kalusha Bwalya believes Zambia champions Nkana FC can still qualify to the second round of the 2014 CAF Champions League despite drawing 2-2 with Uganda’s Kampala City Council Football Club (KCC FC) last Saturday at Arthur Davies stadium, Kitwe.

Ronald Kampamba and Shadrack Musonda scored for the home side while Tony Odur and Brian Majwega netted for KCC FC in a fiercely contested fixture to hand the Ugandan champions an advantage going into the return leg but Bwalya still tips Nkana FC to progress in Kampala.

“It was a tough game and Nkana know what they have to do to get to the next round.” “Football is like that sometimes for it does not go according to how one wants it to be.” “We were expecting a certain result but they (KCC FC) came back fighting to snatch a draw.” “We would have been happier to have gone with a goal lead,” Bwalya told Times of Zambia.

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Having sailed past the preliminary round, Kalusha said, it was always going to be tough for Nkana as the competition progresses but remained confident that the Zambian league champions could also go to Kampala and get the needed result. “Nkana have got an experienced coach who will obviously get to look at different videos of KCCA and talk to the players so that they can go to Kampala and do everything possible to get the victory and qualify,” he said.

The two sides meet in the return leg at Mandela National stadium, Namboole this Saturday March 8 and KCC FC needs to avoid defeat and a draw of less than two goals to reach the next stage. The winner over two legs eyes a clash with either Angola’s Kabuscorp or Egypt’s Zamalek in the second round.

The Angolan side lost 0-1 to the Egyptians in the first leg at Cairo International stadium and aims to overturn the deficit in Luanda come next weekend.

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