ZESCO United coach George Lwandamina says his team has done enough homework to win Saturday’s first CAF Champions League group game against Angolan glamour side Premiero de Agosto in Luanda.
Agosto eliminated Zambian side Green Eagles to reach the group stages of Africa’s premier club competition.
Two years ago, Agosto eliminated Zesco United in a controversial manner that Lwandamina describes as crooked.
“First games are always important and every team would want to collect points and we are not an exception. Because first games give you direction, so we are going to fight,” Lwandamina said in an interview before departure for Angola yesterday.
Lwandamina, who reached the semi-finals of the same competition losing to Mamelodi Sundowns in 2016, said he was confident the preparations done after the international break were enough ahead of the encounter.
“It won’t be an easy game but we have done enough despite coming from an international break. We will do our part as well. Whatever happened to Green Eagles, remember they eliminated us in a crooked way a year or so ago? But I am sure being the first game they won’t resort to desperation to try and win because it’s in the last games that teams employ crooked ways to try to qualify, so it will be tough but we are ready to fight,” said Lwandamina.
Meanwhile, CAF Confederation Cup envoys Zanaco will also be away in Kinshasa to face DC Motema Pembe in the first group game.