ZESCO United Football Club (simply often known as ZESCO) is a Zambian professional football club based in Ndola in Zambia, that competes in the Zambia Super League, Founded in 1974. The team plays its home matches at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
|Full name||ZESCO United Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||Zega Mambo, Team Ya Ziko|
|Founded||1 January 1974|
|Stadium||Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Ndola|
|League||Zambia Super League|
History and recordsEdit
ZESCO United was founded in 1974. They became the first Zambian club to qualify for the CAF African Champions League Group stage in 2009. ZESCO United are one of only 3 Zambian clubs including Nkana and Green Buffaloes who hold an all time unbeaten home record against non Zambian opposition. ZESCO United also became the first Zambian Club this century to play against European opposition when they played against Zenit Saint Petersburg in Abu Dhabi in 2008.
They reached their first ever semi finals of the CAF African Champions League after a 2–2 draw away to Egyptian league champions Al Ahly in Matchday 5 of the Champions' League quarter final group stage.
They extended their all time unbeaten home record against non Zambian teams to 26 games on Saturday, 17 September 2016, after a 2–1 home win against South African league champions Mamelodi Sundowns in the CAF African Champions League.
- 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
- Runner up : 2005, 2009, 2013, 2016
- ABSA Cup: 6
- 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2019
- Finalist : 2021
- 2007, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2021
- Zambian Cup: 1
- Finalist : 2007
- 1980, 2003
Performance in CAF competitionsEdit
- CAF Champions League: 9 appearances
- CAF Confederation Cup: 6 appearances
As of 3 May 2021.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.