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Zesco players impress coach

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STEPHEN PHIRI, Lusaka
ZESCO United coach George Lwandamina is impressed that his players are creating scoring opportunities and finding the net.
Zesco beat South Sudanese side Al Ghazala Wau 1-0 on Friday courtesy of a John Ching’andu added-time header to qualify for the CAF Champions League first round 3-0 on aggregate.
“What is important is when you create chances and you miss them, you continue creating chances and for us it came in the last minute. Even in the last game that we played, we scored in added time.
“It is important for the team to create chances at any minute. That is what football is all about. If you create chances and you get a drought then it becomes difficult,” said Lwandamina in a post-match interview on Friday.
Midfielder Cletus Chama scored the second goal in added time during the first leg in Ndola that Zesco won 2-0.
Zesco skipper Jacob Banda said his team is aiming at reaching the Champions League group stage.
Banda said Al Ghazala put up a good fight but Zesco were determined to win.
“It was a tough game, they played a good game and deserve to play in the Champions League. It is not easy to get a victory away from home, so we put in our best and we are looking forward to the next game. We have made it to the first round and we are also aiming to reach the group stage,” he said.
Zesco chairman Dennis Banda said there is need to sharpen the strike force.
“I am satisfied with the performance and it is good that we have come out victorious. But one thing I should point out is we should be efficient on goal because if we are not careful and playing a better team than this one, we will be punished. so I think we need to work on ou, front line and bury our game as chances arise,” Banda said.

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