Swallows slay Zanaco in historic win

Swallows slay Zanaco in historic win
08 March 2018 05:21

Swaziland champions, Mbabane Swallows, collected a historic debut away win in Zambia on  Wednesday after they shot down Zanaco in their 1/16th round first leg at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.

 

Swallows had lost in all their last three visits to Zambia against Zanaco, Nkana and Zesco in 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively.

 

The win was  also Swallows second away triumph in this  year’s  competition after  they slayed Bantu FC of Lesotho  4-2  in a preliminary  round away in Maseru.

 

But the visitors rallied to earn the historic win on the road after Maisha Chavda had put Zanaco ahead with a 32nd minute header.

 

Swallows equalised in the 55th minute through their talismanic striker Felix Badenhorst who benefitted from a cross from the peerless Swaziland midfielder Tony Tsabedze to net his third of the campaign.

 

Zanaco goalkeeper Toaster Nsabata was pulled out all the stops in the 84th minute to deny Sandile Hlatjwako as the home side held on hoping for a draw.

 

But two minutes later, Richard McCreesh put Swallows ahead of the first time in the game.

 

Zanaco, though ,then wasted a great chance to share the spoils when striker Felix Nyaende missed a stoppage time penalty to  added to a miserable last  48  hours  for Zambian  clubs in continental action.

 

This is after Zesco United lost 1-0 at home to ASEC Mimosa of Cote d’Ivoire on Wednesday in the 2018 TOTAL CAF Champions League in Ndola while on Tuesday, Nkana were beaten 3-0 away in Algeria by CR Belouizdad in the 2018 TOTAL CAF Confederation Cup.

 

And now Zanaco  must win away in    Swaziland  during  the weekend of March 17  for them  to maintain  their ambitions of  qualifying for a second successive group stage appearance.

 

Results

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Al Ahly (Egypt) 4-0 Mounana (Gabon)

Horoya (Guinea)2-1 Generation Foot (Senegal)

Young Africans (Tanzania) 1-2 Township Rollers (Botswana)

Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia) 4-2 Plateau United (Nigeria)

 

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Saint George (Ethiopia) 0-0 KCCA (Uganda)

Zanaco (Zambia) 1-2 Mbabane Swallows (Swaziland)

Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco) vs Williamsville AC (Cote d’Ivoire)

Aduana (Ghana)1-0 ES Setif (Algeria)

MFM (Nigeria) 2-1 MC Alger (Algeria)

Gor Mahia (Kenya) 0-0 Esperance (Tunisia)

AS Togo (Togo) 2-0 El Hilal (Sudan)

Zesco (Zambia) 0-1 ASEC Mimosas (Cote d’Ivoire)

TP Mazembe (DR Congo) 4-0 UD Songo (Mozambique)

Difaa Hassan (Morocco) 1-0 AS Vita (DR Congo)

Primeiro de Agosto (Angola) 1-0 Bidvest (South Africa)

Rayon Sports (Rwanda) 0-0 Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)

 

Fixtures and Results

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