Defender David Owino believes Saturday’s big clash against Zanaco will be the best test for Zesco United ahead on next weekend 2017 CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinal away date against SuperSport United in Pretoria.
Zesco visit the defending FAZ Super League champions in a Week 27 league match at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
Fourth placed and 2016 runners-up Zesco are just one point behind Zanaco heading into their last league engagement before heading to South Africa at the end of the week.
“Zanaco is the best game to gauge ourselves,” Owino said.
“If you look at their game,it is almost similar to that of SuperSport United….too much wing play and counter-attacking football.
“They are tough opposition more so when they are playing in their backyard.”
Zesco and Zanaco drew 0-0 in the first leg meeting at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola on May 28.
“For sure for is not going to be a walk in the park but as Zesco, we are and up to the challenge so as to achieve our goals of this year which is to win the trophy.”
Zesco play Supersport in their first leg meeting on September 16 in a 19h 00 kickoff at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria.
The final leg is set for September 23 at Levy Stadium.