Zesco’s Burundi signings jet in

Zesco United celebrate after the game against City of Lusaka at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka. Zesco won 1-0 Picture By Tenson Mkhala

Zesco United’s war chest for the final half of their 2017 domestic and continental campaign has swelled with the arrival of their two Burundi international signings.

Midfielder Enock Sabumukwama and goalkeeper Dieudonne Ntibahezwa who impressed against Zesco in 2017 CAF Confederation Cup first round in March with their ex-club Le Messager Ngozi, have joined Zesco on permanent deals.

Sabumukwama and Ntibahezwa arrived on Friday afternoon in Ndola on an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Bujumbura.

The duo join Zesco on two-year deals.

“We are very happy to be here and we hope to do our best in Zambia and in particular at Zesco,” Sabumukwama said at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport.

“I think it is not difficult to win the league title with Zesco in Zambia.

“Zesco is a big team and we are happy to have joined the club.”

Sabumukwama and Ntibahezwa join Rwanda winger Jean Claude llanji and Uganda striker Davies Kasirye at the club bringing Zesco’s foreign signings in the FIFA summer transfer window to four.

The quartet has also been registered for Zesco’s 2017 CAF Confederation Cup final knockout phase campaign where they face SuperSport United of South Africa in the quarterfinals.

Zesco will face SuperSport United away in Pretoria in the first leg on September 16 and later host the South African club on September 23 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola to decide who goes through to the semifinals.

On the domestic front, Zesco are 2nd on the FAZ Super Division table on 35 points,two behind leaders Napsa Stars.

         

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