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Preview GROUP D: PRIMEIRO DE AGOSTO HOST ETOILE SPORTIVE AS ZESCO TAKE ON SWALLOWS

Angolan side Primeiro De Agosto will play host to Tunisia’s Etoile Sportive du Sahel as they kick off their CAF Champions League, Group D assignment on Saturday.

The kickoff time is 14:00 (GMT) at Estadio 11 de Novembro on Saturday.

De Agosto are confident enough to cause an upset in the competition as they have  been  given the underdog tag against their name.

Fresh form beating South African club Bidvest Wits in the previous stage, they are setting their sights on beating the best on the continent.

In their two matches against Wits in the first stage qualifier, they bagged a 1-0 win at home and lost by the same scoreline in Johannesburg, but managed to scrape through to the group stages on penalties.

However, against a giant like Etoile, the Angolan outfit must ensure they convert their chances at home this weekend.

Sahel are out to start their campaign on a high, but will have to be wary of the so called minnows away in Luanda.

They beat Plateau United of Nigeria 4-2 in the previous round at home and went on to lose 1-0 to the West Africans in the second leg.

However, the result did not stop them from claiming a spot in the group stages after a 4-3 aggregate win.

 

Zesco vs Mbabane Swallows

Zambian Super Division side Zesco United are out to beat Mbabane Swallows when they meet in a CAF Champions League, Group D match on Saturday.

Team Ya Ziko started on a low note in the first round as they were beaten by Cote d’Ivoire giants Asec Mimosas.

Zesco lost 1-0 at home and some ruled them out of the tournament, but the defied all odds by bagging a 2-1 win away in Abidjan.

The victory ensured their passage with a 2-2 aggregate scoreline following the away goals rule and under coach George Lwandamina they will want to repeat their 2016 feat.

United finished in the semi-finals in the 2016 edition as they lost to eventual champions Mamelodi Sundowns on aggregate.

Looking at the Swazi giants, Swallows are set to face another Zambia outfit after beating Zanaco in a two-legged affair in the first round.

They beat Zanaco 2-1 in Zambia and 1-0 in the second leg to ensure they were in the group stages.

Also known as the Birds, the Swazi Premier Soccer League side will want to fly the country’s flag high.

The Group D encounter is scheduled to be staged on Saturday at 13:00 (GMT) at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

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