2019 Super league countdown: Zesco United gunning for the 8th title

 2019 Super league countdown: Zesco United gunning for the 8th title

Zesco United has emerged as the trend-setter on the Zambian football scene in the last few years where they have become a permanent fixture in continental competitions.

The seven time-league champions are proving to be the team to beat with 2019 being no exception.

Zesco has already gotten warmed up with continental action where they have not disgraced themselves thus far.

They boast a team anchored on experience and also proficiency in front of goal with a haulage of 53 in the 2018 season.

Forward Lazarus Kambole is expected to pick up from where he left off last season with a historic hat-trick in Mbabane while his partner crime Jesse Were too will be one to look out for this season.

The addition of Rahim Osumanu has added options upfront where youngsters like Lameck Banda and Maybin Kalengo rarely disappoints when afforded an opportunity. In George ‘Chicken’ Lwandamina they have a proven league conqueror.

Zesco United is flying high on the continent having qualified to the Group Stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Could 2019 be the year Zesco wins the league three times in a role?

FACT: Box:
Coach George Lwandamina
League Titles: 7
Captain: Jacob Banda
Nickname: Zega

NOTE: League kicksoff on January 27 with the defending champions not in action as they play the Charity Shield on Saturday 26th January 2019 against Nkana.


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