26 February 2013

Zambia: Power Charter Plane for CAF Tie

ZAMBIA's flag bearers in the Orange 2013 CAF Confederation Cup, Power Dynamos, leave for Angola using a chartered plane for the preliminary round, return match against Clube Recreativo de Caala set for Sunday.

Power secretary, Aaron Ng'ambi said the plane has been chartered by the team's sponsors Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) to avoid a complicated itinerary on a scheduled flight that would have meant stopovers in Johannesburg and Luanda.

"We are leaving on Friday on a chartered plane so that the team can have some rest of Saturday then play the game on Sunday," Ng'ambi said.

He said he was optimistic that the Beston Chambishi-coached side would silence the home crowd at Estadio dos Kuricutelas in Huambo to sail through to the first round.

"The team is ready. They players are in very good spirits and in very good shape.

"The new players are blending in well with the old players. We expect the best out of the players on Sunday," he said.

Power recorded a morale boosting 2-1 win over rivals Zesco United on Saturday at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka to set a date with Zanaco in the Samuel 'Zoom' Ndhlovu Charity Shield final set for March 9.

Power defeated Caala 1-0 in the first leg played last week at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe courtesy of a 71-minute headed goal by striker Grave Chitalu, who was a 40th-minute substitute for Simon Bwalya.

The winner between Power and Caala, who previously had former

Chipolopolo players Harry Milanzi and Elijah Tana, would play either Cameroun's Unisport Bafang or US Bougouni of Mali in the first round.

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