ZESCO United F.C.

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ZESCO United Football Club is a professional football club in Ndola, Zambia, that competes in the Zambia Super League, Founded in 1974.

ZESCO United
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Full nameZESCO United Football Club
Founded1 January 1974; 46 years ago (1974-01-01)
GroundLevy Mwanawasa Stadium, Ndola
Capacity49,800
OwnerZESCO
ChairmanKenneth Muteto
ManagerGeorge Lwandamina
LeagueZambia Super League
WebsiteClub website

The club is wholly owned and sponsored by the state owned electricity supplier ZESCO.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

AchievementsEdit

2007, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
2007, 2008, 2010, 2014 ,2016
2007, 2011, 2015 ,2017
2006
2007
1980, 2003

Performance in CAF competitionsEdit

2008 – Last 32
2009 – Group stage (Top 8)
2011 – Last 16
2015 – Last 32
2016 – Semi-finals
2018 – Group stage (Top 16)
2006 – Last 32
2010 – First Round
2013 – Last 16
2017 – Quarter-finals

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 2 February 2019.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Jacob Banda (Captain)
2   DF Bernard Mapili
3   DF Ayo Oluwafemi
4   DF Ben Adama Banh (Vice-captain)
5   DF Nyambe Mulenga
6   MF Simon Silwimba
7   DF Shemmy Mayembe
8   MF Maybin Mwaba
9   MF Kosuke Nakamachi
10   FW Lazarous Kambole
11   MF John Ching'andu
12   FW Bornwell Silengo
13   MF Misheck Chaila
14   FW Jackson Mwanza (Vice-captain)
15   DF David Owino
No. Position Player
16   MF Brown Nyrienda
18   MF Kondwani Mtonga
17   FW Davis Kasirye
21   DF Dauti Musekwa
22   MF Mwape Mwelwa
23   DF Samson Banda
24   MF Matthews Nkhowani
25   FW Jesse Were
27   FW Lottie Bwalya
28   GK Lameck Nyangu
29   DF Emmanuel Mayuka
30   DF Lupiya Kasashi
  DF Marcel Kalonda
  FW Humphrey Maseneko

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  MF Innocent Mwaba (on loan to Forest Rangers)
No. Position Player

All Time Top ScorersEdit

Name Number of Goals
  Eston Sakuwaha 156
  Winston Kalengo 58

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Zesco Utd embrace big bus theory". Lusaka Times. 2013-05-27. Retrieved 2013-11-17.
  2. ^ "Africa: Success Story Coming From Zambian Club Zesco Utd in African Club Championship".
  3. ^ "Puncherello Chama gives his analysis of Zesco's win over Sundowns in the African Champions League semi-final 1st leg".

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