Zesco United management is not pleased with the mind games employed by Wydad Casablanca in the buildup to Wednesday evenings 2016 CAF Champions League Group A clash in Rabat.
Zesco struggled to find a grass pitch to train on Monday after Wydad insisted they could only avail the visitors an artificial pitch to train on.
This is after Zesco on Sunday had a light workout just after arrival on an artificial turf in Rabat but then struggled to find a grass pitch for Monday’s first full day of training.
“You can’t run away from mind-games from our opponents because from the first instance they told us they are no pitches with natural grass available in Rabat,” Zesco vice chairman Dennis Banda said.
However, Banda and other senior Zesco officials secured a grass pitch later on Monday from newly crowned Moroccan champions FUS Rabat who denied Wydad second successive title after confining them to a runners-up finish.
Zesco trained on the FUS pitch on Monday night before shifting to Wednesday evenings match venue on Tuesday at Stade Prince Moulay Abdallah.
“We had to go to the other club that is based is here in Rabat and they are the people who said they have three pitches and that if we could pay for one of them, then well and good,” Banda said.
“But our opponents had clearly told us they were no grass pitches and only gave us an artificial pitch.”