ALEX NJOVU, ROBINSON KUNDA, Lusaka
WYDAD Casablanca coach Houcine Ammouta has warned Zanaco to brace for a tough CAF Champions League clash.
And midfielder Isaac Chansa has re-joined Zanaco after a short stint with
South African National First Division side Royal Eagles.
Zanaco will tomorrow face the North Africans in a Group D encounter at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
Ammouta said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that the Moroccans are eager to collect maximum points.
“We are here to win. We cannot sit back and defend; that will be dangerous for us but again we cannot say we are going to score four goals as if we are playing a small team,” he said.
Wydad have three points, two better than Al Ahly and Zanaco. Cameroonian side Coton Sport have zero points.
He said his charges know what is at stake.
“We have to suffer on the pitch for us to win the match. Zanaco is a good team, they have good players. I watched them against Al Ahly and they had decent scoring chances,” Ammouta said.
Zanaco held Al Ahly to a goalless draw at Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria.
The Moroccans are accommodated at Radisson Blu Hotel.
Meanwhile, Zanaco have been boosted ahead of tomorrow’s clash following the clearance of Congolese midfielder Diddy Kitumbo and striker Suleiman Lokwa.
Assistant coach Dabid Chilufya said the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has cleared the two Congolese players.
“It’s a boost for us…Kitumbo and Lokwa are eligible to feature in Wednesday’s [tomorrow’s] match. Chansa is also with us, he is already registered for continental games but he is still waiting for his ITC,” he said.
Chilufya said the Bankers are ready for battle.