A Wonder Nhleko 18th minute strike finished off visiting Zanaco of Zambia as Mbabane Swallows won 3-1 on aggregate as the Swazi champions reached the group stage of the CAF Champions League for the first time.
Nkana coach Beston Chambeshi says nothing is impossible as the Zambian outfit attempts a dramatic comeback in their 1/16th round second leg against Algerian side CR Belouizdad on Saturday in Kitwe.
Zanaco coach Mumamba Numba is confident his charges can they will avenge their home loss when they visit Mbabane Swallows on Saturday and safely secure their passage to the lucrative mini-league stage.
South Africa coach Stuart Baxter, says as much as he would like to win the upcoming four-nations tournament to be held in Zambia, it should not be at the expense of depriving game time to the younger players that have been called up to the national team.
Zambia will host a regional four-nation friendly tournament from 22-24 March 2018 in Ndola.
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.
Striker Adams Zikiru on Wednesday scored four goals on his Zesco United debut in a 7-0 rout of Zanzibar club JKU at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola to see the Zambian champions into the next round.
Green Buffaloes beat El Masry 2-1 on Tuesday afternoon at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka but was not enough to keep them in the competition.
Green Buffaloes will attempt turn mission impossible into hope on Tuesday when they host El Masry of Egypt in the preliminary round second leg clash at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.
Head coach of JKU, Ali Sleiman Haji, insist his side stand a good chance of making history on Wednesday away to big guns Zesco United, when the two sides face-off in the second leg of the preliminary round.