Ethiopian side Wolaitta Dicha suffered throughout the 90 minutes but emerged victorious over Zanzibar outfit Zimamoto on Wednesday in Hawassa.
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.
Ethiopian debutants, Wolaitta Dicha have their eyes fixed on a place at the next round as they play host to Zimamoto of Zanzibar on Wednesday in Hawassa, about 275 kilometeres from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
Zimamoto of Zanzibar were frustrated at home by Ethiopian outfit Wolaitta Dicha in their preliminary round first leg tie at Amaan Stadium on Sunday.
A stubborn JKU on Saturday collected a memorable home draw in their preliminary round first leg when they held Zesco United 0-0 at Amaan Stadium in Zanzibar.
Ethiopian flag bearers Wolaitta Dicha tackle Zimamoto of Zanzibar away in a preliminary round first leg encounter on Sunday, 11 February 2018 The Southern Ethiopia outfit are having their maiden continental outing after they won the Ethiopian Cup beating Defense Force last June.
The fairytale for Zanzibar continued on Friday when they downed holders Uganda 2-1 in Kisumu to book a slot in the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup final on Sunday.
Surprise packets Zanzibar will play defending champions Uganda in the semi-finals of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup while hosts Kenya tackle Burundi.
Islanders Zanzibar produced the first shock of this year’s CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, beating Rwanda 3-1 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Tuesday.
Mozambique champions, Ferroviário da Beira eased their way into the 1/16th round after a 3-1 win over Zimamoto of Zanzibar on Sunday in Beira.