Zesco United FC

Zesco settle down in Rabat

Zesco United are settling down in Rabat after jetting into Morocco on Sunday afternoon ahead of match-day-two of their 2016 CAF Champions League Group A clash against Wydad Casablanca.

The match will kickoff at mid-night Zambian time on June 29 Stade Prince Moulay Abdallah in Rabat.

George Lwandamina’s team traveled in two batches after they separated at Addis Ababa Airport on Saturday evening after flying in from Ndola en route to Morocco.

The first of thirteen players led by Lwandamina arrived in Rabat at 12h00 local time on Sunday on an Air France flight from Paris.

The second group of five players led by team physio Chuma Mwiinga landed at 14h00 in Casablanca on an Egypt Air flight from Cairo.

All five comprised of Zesco’s foreign stars namely Ayo Olwufemi of Nigeria, Ben Banh from Niger including the Kenyan trio of Anthony Agay, Jesse Were and David Owino flew in separately after they were denied Schengen visa’s in Lusaka.

The five then took a one hour drive from Casablanca to Rabat to join the rest of the team.

Zesco later held a one hour light training session, provisionally on an artificial turf, at Stade Ahmed Achhoud in central Rabat.

The training started at 19h50 after Zesco had settled down down at their Hotel Terminus base also located in Rabat’s central business district.

Lwandamina’s team was on Monday due to switch to the serious business on natural turf on Monday to adopt to the conditions of Wednesday evenings match.

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