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Lwandamina nods Champions League draw

ZESCO United coach George Lwandamina says the African Champions League preliminary round draw against a team from South Sudan is fair.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is yet to name the South Sudan team that will face the Zambian champions.
Lwandamina said in an interview in Ndola yesterday that Zesco will prepare adequately for the South Sudan opponents.
Zesco reached the first round of the 2015 Champions League and were eliminated by AS Kaloum 5-4 on penalties after tying 2-2 on aggregate.
They will start their campaign at home during the weekend of February 12-16 before travelling to Juba for the second leg after two weeks.
Lwandamina, however, said there are no easy opponents in football.
“Failing to plan is planning failure. Misplacements in planning also affect the performance of the team. When teams are coming from off season, things become delicate and crucial. But what is important is to come up with a plan that can be respected,” he said.
And Zanaco coach Mumamba Numba is targeting reaching the group stage of the Confederation Cup.
Zanaco have been exempted from the preliminary round.
They will face the winners between Zimbabwean side Harare City and AS Dema of Madagascar in the first round.
“We have an idea of how Harare City plays….they play good football. But they are beatable and if we meet them, we will be ready,” he said.
Zanaco will play their first round first leg away on the weekend of March 11-13 while the return leg is set for March 19 in Lusaka.
The team under the tutelage of Wedson Nyirenda reached the group stage of the Confederation Cup in 2010.
Zanaco clinched a Confederation Cup slot after finishing runners-up to Zesco.