NKANA will this afternoon be looking for a win and leap into the next round of the CAF Champions League when they host a return match of the preliminary round against UD Songo of Mozambique at Nkana Stadium.
Nkana carry a 2-1 advantage arising from the win away in Beira last Wednesday.
Coach Beston Chambeshi believes the game is not over yet and warns his players against complacency going into the match.
“We are ready for the game. I am happy with the way the boys have trained. We will take the game very seriously because we need to win to qualify to the next round,” said Chambeshi.
Captain Walter Bwalya said: “The team is determined to do better than we did in Mozambique. Yes, we missed chances but we will bury the chances because we have worked on them.”
Songo coach Nacir Armando also vowed that his team would do everything to overturn the result and qualify at the expense of their hosts.
“We have prepared well. Yes, we lost the first game but we will do everything to win. Nkana is a big team and we expect a tough game but we are determined to win. It does not matter how we do it but we must win,” said Armando.
Songo needs to win by 2-0 to qualify while Nkana can qualify with a draw or a win.
In other games today, Green Buffaloes takes on Al Hillal Juba in South Sudan carrying a 2-0 advantage from Lusaka.
“We don’t need to be thinking about the 2-0 win in the first leg. We have told our boys not to relax, the game is still on. We expect our opponents to attack from the first whistle,” said Buffaloes coach Bilton Musonda.
Green Eagles are also away to Young Buffaloes of eSwatini and also carry a 2-0 advantage hoping to progress.