ZESCO United captain Jacob Banda has assured their fans of qualification from a “very competitive” in the 2018/19 CAF Confederation Cup.
The Zambian giants have been drawn in Group C alongside rivals Nkana FC, Asante Kotoko and Al Hilal of Libya.
The Ndola-based outfit qualified for the group stage of the competition after defeating South African giants Kaizer Chiefs 5-2 on aggregate.
However, the Orange and Green lads safest pair of hands believes they have what it takes to qualify to the knockout round but it will not come cheap.
“It is going to be an open group for every team to qualify,” Banda stated on Ashh FM.
“Asante Kotoko is a very good team in Africa but we have never played them before so we are going to plan and prepare very well to meet them.”
“ZESCO United is a matured team on the African Continent and we will do everything possible to qualify from Group C although it will be tough because every team in the group is strong.”
“Every club in Group C is a very good side but for me I think ZESCO United will definately qualify and the other 3 teams will fight for the second position but i will prefer Nkana FC also qualify because we are all from the same country.”
ZESCO United will kick-start their campaign with a home game against Nkana FC on Sunday, February 3.