Zesco United forward Jackson Mwanza says the team is ready for Saturday’s CAF Champions League clash against Jeshi la Kujenga Uchumi (JKU) of Zanzibar.
The 2017 Zambian league champions are in Zanzibar ahead of their match against JKU to be staged at the Amaan Stadium.
Mwanza said Zesco United had prepared well for the encounter to ensure that they started their continental campaign strongly.
“The team is ready for the game, at least we have done everything in the pre-season and we are looking very okay,” he said.
Mwanza said his team will fight for a win in the first leg.
Zesco United will host JKU on February 17 at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in the return leg.
Kickoff for the match on Saturday is at 15:30 hours Zambian time.
Zesco United is accommodated at the Ocean View Hotel and are training from the Abdual Rahmann Sumait Memorial University grounds.
Other Zambian clubs in action on the continental front are Zanaco who host Gambia Armed Forces side at Nkoloma Stadium on Saturday at 15:00 hours while Green Buffaloes will be away to Al Masry on the same day.
Nkana have been exempted from the preliminary round owing to their standing in continental competitions the last time they participated.
Goalkeepers: Jacob Banda, Dieudonne Ntibahezwa.
Defenders: Solomon Sakala, Fackson Kapumbu, Marcel Kalonda, Simon Silwimba, Daut Musekwa, David Owino;
Midfielders: Akumu Anthony Agay, Kondwani Mtonga, John Chinga’ndu, Mwape Mwelwa, Enoch Sabumukama, Lameck Banda;
Strikers: Jackson Mwanza, Lazarus Kambole, Jesse Were and Winston Kalengo.
Fred Silwamba, Davy kaumbwa- GK
Malani Gondwe, Emmanuel museka, Morgan Kanjolo, Chilimba Moonga, Adrian Chama, Buchizya Mfune
Jackson Chirwa, Felix Katongo, Lazarous Muchinga, Youremember Banda, Robert Musonda, Mike Katiba, Diamond Chikwekwe
Eddie Sinyangwe, Aubrey Chela, Friday Samu
FULL WEEKEND CONTINENTAL DIARY
19h30 El Masry (Egypt) vs Green Buffaloes
15h 00 Zanaco FC vs Armed Forces (Gambia)
CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
17h30 JKU Football Club (Zanzibar) vs Zesco United
NOTE: Nkana is on bye for the preliminary round of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Football Association of Zambia (FAZ)