Lwandamina names strong 19 member squad for YANGA showdown

By Lucky Mwewa Chama | September 10, 2019

The George Lwandamina led technical bench has picked almost the same squad that eliminated Green Mamba of Eswatini via a 3-0 aggregate scoreline in the preliminary round for trip to Tanzania to face YANGA in the first round of their CAF Champions League tie.

Lwandamina has kept faith in skipper of the side Jacob Banda who will be fanced to start ahead of his understudy, the Burudi international Dieudonne Nthibezwa. In defense, Kenyan international David Owino Odhiambo has made the cut alongside Congolese defender Marcel Kalonda, Clement Mwape, Simon Silwimba, Mwila Phiri and the returning Fackson Kampumbu who missed most of the games through injury last season

George and his technical bench will have a lot of thinking to do when it comes to the midfield area having picked an array of experience and skill. Former Yanga midfielder Thabani Kamusoko will be returning to his former club side this weekend and will be hoping to make a midfield partner with the likes of John Chingandu, Enock Sabumukama and Kondwani Mtonga.

Other midfielders include Japanese international Kosuke Nakamachi and the towering Kenyan midfield general Anthony Akumu with the experienced Mwape Mwelwa also making the final cut.

ZUFC Team travelling to Tanzania to face Young Africans FC in the first round of the CAF Champions League. The Match will be played on Saturday 14th September 2019. The team will fly off from Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola tomorrow 11th September 2019. pic.twitter.com/N4sFDxirdj

— Zesco United FC (@ZescoUnitedFC) September 10, 2019

Uganda striker Umaru Kasumba will be hoping to replicate the form he showed in Eswatini on his debut when he scored and later assisted the second goal. Zesco United’s all-time top scorer Jackson Jesse Were will be the main man in this weekend’s action alongside Nigeria’s Quadri Kola who has found a place in the wide attacking areas for the Ndola based side.

Former Zambia international Winston Kalengo will also be fancying his chances to get some action due to his rich experience playing at the highest level of African club competition for the eight times Zambian Champions. Lwandamina will make a return to familiar territory this weekend having spent two seasons at the Tanzania club. He left Yanga in preference for Zesco United in 2018.

Zega Mambo will leave for Tanzania tomorrow from Simon Kapwepwe International Airport and will play Yanga on Saturday, 14th September.

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