Woes for buffaloes slaughtered at AL Masry. Al Masry butchered Green Buffaloes 4-0 in Port Said in the Caf Confederations Cup preliminary first leg match on Saturday evening. Mohammed Koffi, Astride Bance, Islam Eissa and Islam Salah scored a goal each as the north Africans cruised past the Zambian outfit. Buffaloes need to score 5 goals without conceding any for them to progress to the next round when they face off in the return fixture in Zambia. The soldiers last took part in continental football in 2007.
Goals from former Power Dynamos striker Martin Phiri and captain Ziyo Tembo helped Sensational Zanaco thump Gambia Armed Forces 3-0 on Saturday in the 2018 Total Caf Champions League preliminary first round match at Nkoloma Stadium. Zanaco were the first to score through their captain Ziyo Tembo who headed in a corner taken by Tafadzwa Rusike on 35th minute. Minutes late Striker Phiri headed home a left wing cross taken by Charles Zulu to double the lead before scoring his second goal of the match in stoppage time after an interchange of passes with Rusike and Zulu. The bankers are expected to travel to Gambia for the second leg tie to be played on the weekend of 16th and 19th February. Elsewhere, Zambia's Defending
Buffaloes touched down Egypt for a crucial encounter with the Egyptians. The Army sponsored side Green Buffaloes kick off their 2018 Total Caf Confederations Cup preliminary round match against El Masry of Egypt on Saturday night in Port Said. Kick-off is at 19hrs00 Zambian time. This is a must win encounter for Buffaloes in order for them to brighten chances of qualifying for the next round with the return leg coming in a weeks time. Buffaloes who arrived at Cairo International Airport on Wednesday morning aboard ET Airlines will hold it's first training session this evening at 19h00. The soldiers finished 4th in the 2017 Zambian Super League. Buffaloes last participated in continental football in 2007. Green Buffaloes Full squad Fred Silwamba -GK Davy kaumbwa- GK Malani Gondwe- DF
Nkana Football Club have set up pre-season training camp in Zimbabwe ahead of the 2018 season in which they will compete in the FAZ Super League and the Total CAF Confederations Cup. A 30 member Nkana squad arrived in Zimbabwe on Tuesday. Kalampa are expected to play friendlies against FC Platinum and Ferriovario of Mozambique while camped in Zimbabwe. The team is expected to return home on Tuesday next week. Kalampa are on bye in CAF Inter-Club games - waiting for the winner between CR Belouizdad of Algeria and a Malian opponent yet to be known. Nkana’s first match in the CAF Confederations is slated for March and should they progress they will clash against the loser from the pre-group stage of the 2018 Total