Zlatko Krmpotic says the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup Group C draws are fair.
Zesco will face CRD Libolo of Angola, 2014 Egyptian league runners-up Smouha and new comes Al Hilal Obeid of Sudan in Group C.
“In the group stage you don’t have small teams but Smouha is the best of three teams in our group in the Confederation Cup,” Krmpotic said.
“I know this team it is a very good team. I played them two years ago while I was at Mazembe.”
Mazembe beat Smouha 2-0 away and 1-0 at home in the 2015 CAF Champions League group stage when Krmprotic was assistant at thefive-time African champions.
“I don’t know much about Libolo but know there is very good football in Angola,” the Zesco coach said.
Zesco will kickoff their Group C campaign on May 13 with a home date against Smouha at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
“We will prepare for them and try to win the first game against them in Ndola,” Krmpotic said.
Zesco will later travel to Sudan to face Al Hilal Obeid during the weekend on May 23.
This will the first time Zesco will be facing any of their Group C opponents.