Chembo names Zesco team for ASEC trip

By Staff Reporter

Zesco United coach Tenant Chembo has made three changes to the team that will face ASEC Mimosa this Sunday in their must-win 2018 CAF Champions League away clash in Abidjan.

Chembo has dropped three regulars who include two veterans namely defender Dauti Musekwa and striker Jackson Mwanza.

Also dropped is Enock Sabamukumana following a lackluster start to the 2018 season by the highly rated Burundi international midfielder.

In the team is new striker Adams Zikiru who scored four goals on his competitive Zesco debut in a 7-0 home win over JKU of Zanzibar on February 21 during the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League.

Zikiru is also set for his debut CAF Champions League trip after he was overlooked for the 0-0 first leg draw against JKU in Zanzibar on February 10.

Chembo has also named dead-ball specialist and defender Bornwell Silengo to his travelling party for the first time in 2018 continental action.

Silengo has yet to feature in the 2018 CAF Champions League but has scored three goals, all from free kicks in two 2018 Charity Shield games for Zesco.

Midfielder Misheck Chaila will also travel to Cote d’Ivoire after he was left out of last month’s trip to Zanzibar.

Meanwhile, Zesco left for Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday trailing 0-1 from the first leg match played on March 7 in Ndola at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.

A draw or defeat for them this Sunday in Abidjan will see Zesco relegated to next month’s last 32 of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup.