ALEX NJOVU, Lusaka
MIDFIELDER Saith Sakala is targeting guiding Zanaco to the CAF Champions League title and subsequently represent Africa at the 2017 World
“That is my personal goal. We want to win the CAF Champions League and then represent Africa at the World Club Cup,” Sakala, who scored in the 1-0 win over Cameroonian side Coton Sport in Garoau on Wednesday, said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday.
The bankers are at the summit of Group D with 10 points, three better than Al Ahly of Egypt while Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca have six points.
Cameroonian side Coton Sport are winless.
Sakala said the bankers have ability to win the CAF Champions League title.
He said the players are prepared to face any opponent in the competition.
Sakala has scored two goals in the competition.
“We are taking each game as it comes. We want to go very far in the competition. Our target is to win the title. We can do it with hard work and determination,” he said.
Sakala dedicated his goal against Coton to God.
He said he will work had so that he finds the net in next Saturday’s CAF Champions League match against Al Ahly in Lusaka and Wydad on July 7 in Casablanca.
He said the game against Al Ahly is a must win encounter.
“We want to wrap up everything here at home before we travel to Morocco in our last game to face Wydad Casablanca,” Sakala said.
Meanwhile, Sakala has been included in the CAF Champions League best 11 after round four matches.
Others are goalkeeper Denis Onyango, defenders Bangaly Soumaharo (both Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Rami Bedoui (Espérance, Tunisia), Rabeh Youssef (Wydad) and Soualio Ouattara (Ah Hilal, Sudan)
Midfielders are Abedrahmane Meziane, Reda Bellahacene (USM Alger, Algeria), Ali Muai (Al Ahli Tripoli, Libya) and Sakala.
Fabrice Ondama (Wydad, Morocco) and Agiti Etekiama (AS Vita, Democratic Republic of Congo) are the strikers.
CAF have appointed Mauritanian referee Ali Lemghaifry to officiate the Zanaco versus Al Ahly match.