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Nkana, Zesco CAF tie will be interesting – George

ZESCO United coach George Lwandamina says Sunday’s Confederation Cup group game against rivals Nkana will attract a lot of interest.

But Lwandamina says the way the draws for the CAF Confederation Cup were done may lack fair play.

Three of the four groups have more than one team from the same country.

Group A has three teams from Morocco with the other team from Congo Brazzaville.

Group B has two teams from Tunisia with one Nigerian and the other from Burkina Faso with Group C having two Zambian teams (Zesco and Nkana) one from Ghana and the other from Sudan.

Only Group D has all the four teams from four different countries.

Zesco host Nkana in the first group game on Sunday, the first time that Zambian teams are meeting in a continental competition which many believe will put Zambian club football on the spotlight.

In an interview, Lwandamina said he had nothing against the draws adding that the likelihood of teams from the same country progressing were high.

“…I am not too sure about that. They were just draws and coincidentally we found ourselves in the same group. I know fair play may not be at play because if you have three teams coming from the same country, definitely two will advance. Even us if things go well we will get to the quarterfinals,” he said.

Lwandamina said he had already planned for the group stage, adding that the game against Nkana would be interesting.

“I think I planned for this way back. I don’t need to plan now we will get down and do the work, it will be an interesting game. It will draw a lot of interests, let’s just wait,” added Lwandamina.

Zesco midfielder Kondwani Mtonga said, after losing the Charity Shield to Nkana on penalties, the CAF game on Sunday would a different affair.

Nkana captain Walter Bwalya, who missed the Charity Shield through injury, said he would be back for Sunday’s game.

He said the game was a spectacle every member of his team was forwarding to.

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