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Sewe batter Nkana

ROBINSON KUNDA reports:
SEWE 3 NKANA 0
NKANA’s sojourn in the Confederation Cup came to a crashing end when they were taken to the cleaners by Sewe Sport of Ivory Coast at Stade R. Champroux in Abidjan last night.
The Zambian champions needed to get to the million dollar semi-final bracket but were largely lethargic, failing to create real scoring chances and easily opening up at the back.
They looked without real attacking structure and verve, crumbling at the slightest of challenges against the Ivorians.
Sewe finished top of Group B with nine points at par with Egyptian side Al Ahly, who settled to a goalless draw with Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia.
Sewe scored seven goals and conceded four while Al Ahly shook the net five times and conceded three.
Hermann Kaoua, Kameni Kameni and Roger Assale contributed a goal apiece.
Nkana started the game on a fast note but lost steam as the match progressed.
Kaoua opened the scores in the tenth minute when he out-jumped Nkana defenders and headed in an Assale cross.
After conceding, Nkana pushed for an equaliser and their best chance came in the 30th minute when Ronald ‘Sate Sate’  Kampamba’s pass found the unmarked Festus Mbewe in the box but the lanky forward headed wide with only Sewe goalkeeper Sylvaian Gbohou to beat.
In the second half, Nkana coach Beston Chambeshi made a double substitution removing Lottie Nyimbili and Sydney Kalume for Claude Bwalya and Shadreck Musonda.
Nkana’s hopes of a comeback were dashed on 48 minutes when Kameni received a pass from Assale and sent the ball into the far corner beating advancing goalkeeper Rabson Mucheleng’anga.
Assale got the clincher in the 73rd minute after rounding up defender Billy Mwanza before unleashing a cracker past Mucheleng’anga.
Former Zambia national team coach Herve Renard and his assistant Patrice Beaumelle watched the match.
Nkana are expected back home tomorrow.

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