Zanaco arrive in Cairo ahead of Al Merreikh clash

Zambia’s representatives in the CAF Champions League, Zanaco FC have arrived in Cairo, Egypt ahead of their second Preliminary round 1st leg match against Sudanese side, Al Merrikh SC.

The Bankers who left on Wednesday afternoon touched down at Cairo international airport at 01:55 local time.

Zanaco qualified to the second round after edging Akanangui of Equatorial Guinea 3-0 on aggregate.

Meanwhile, Al Merreikh advanced to the next round after a 1-nil home victory over Express FC of Uganda at Shikan Castle Stadium in Obeid, Sudan. The CECAFA Kagame Champions advanced on away goals rule after a 2-2 aggregate.

The match will take place at the Al salam stadium in Cairo. This is after the African Union excluded all Sudanese stadiums on the pretext that they are not qualified.

The Second Leg of the second preliminary round will take place between 22-24 October 2021.

Coach Kelvin Kaindu has traveled with a 20 member squad to Cairo for this crucial encounter.

Full Squad:


(1) Racha Kola

(2)Lameck Siame

(3)Charles Lawu


(4)Kevin Owusu

(5)Joel Kapend

(6)John Mwewa

(7)Ziyo Tembo

(8)Taonga Bwembya

(9)Peter Kalota

(10)Isaac Shamunjompa


(11)Boyd Musonda

(12)Abraham Siankombo

(13)kelvin Kapumbu

(14)Ernest Mbewe

(15)John Sikaumbwe

(16)ACKIM Mumba


(17)Baba Basile

(18)Emmanuel Manda

(19)Evans Katema

(20)Moses Phiri

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