Luanda — 1º de Agosto's midfielder Zito Luvumbo has been ruled out of the squad to face Zambia?s Zesco United on Saturday, for the group A of the CAF Champions League, after sustaining an injured last on Sunday during a match of the domestic competition (Girabola2019/20).
Zito Luvumbo has already missed the last two matches with TP Mazembe in which 1º de Agosto drew (1-1) at home and lost (1-2) away.
Speaking to the press, 1º de Agosto assistant coach regretted the absence of the player, since the team was counting on the athlete in this decisive game, in which they intend to win to increase the chances of qualifying for the quarter-finals.
1º de Agosto's Cameroonian midfielder Yazid Atouba has also been ruled out of the Saturday match due to an injury.
The team leave Thursday for Zambia with the aim to do one more recovery training session.
In the first round the two teams ended up tied 1-1 in Luanda.
In the other game of this group, Zamalek and TP Mazembe play, in Egypt.
Standings of group A:
1. TP Mazembe - 10 points
2. Zamalek - 07
3. August 1st - 02
4. Zesco United - 02