African Confederation Cup: Zambian clubs secure first leg wins in play-offs

African Confederation Cup trophy

Zesco United defeated South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs 3-1 on Sunday to complete a successful weekend for Zambian clubs in the first legs of the African Confederation Cup play-offs.

Nkana trounced San Pedro of Ivory Coast 3-0 on Saturday boosting the chances of both Zambian sides reaching the group stage after the return matches.

Lazarous Kambole, whose five-minute hat-trick last season is the fastest in an African club match, put Zesco ahead midway through the opening half in Ndola.

Kenyan Jesse Were soon doubled the lead before Zimbabwean Khama Billiat struck for Kaizer Chiefs.

Were netted again early in the second half and Billiat had a goal ruled offside before Kambole missed a sitter for the home side.

The return match will be in Soweto this…

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