Zanaco triumph over Wydad

Zanaco on Wednesday capped their first 2017 CAF Champions League Group D home game with a win after shocking Wydad Casablanca of Morocco 1-0 at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.

The Bankers have 4 points from two games played after opening their group stage campaign on May 13 with a 0-0 away draw against record 8-time champions Al Ahly of Egypt in Alexandria.

Zanaco’s lone goal against the 1992 African champions came in the first half through Ernest Mbewe who finished off a pass from Kwame Attram In the 12th minute.

Wydad meanwhile piled the pressure on a cautious Zanaco in this match.

Zanaco goalkeeper Toaster Nsabata was a busy man at Heroes and pulled off three great saves in the 20th, 32nd and 65th minutes to deny the lively Mohammed Ounnajem.

Meanwhile, Zanaco are tied 4 points with leaders Al Ahly of Egypt who lead on goal difference.

Al Ahly took top spot on Tuesday after they beat Cotonsport 2-0 away in Cameroon who are last on zero points after two rounds of matches played in Group D .

Wydad drop from 1st to 3rd after the loss on 3 points.

Zanaco next host Cotonsport on June 3 in Lusaka while Al Ahly await Wydad in Cairo for their big North African derby on June 4.


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