Chembo hands Sakala a starting berth

Zesco United acting head coach Tenant Chembo has named 2017 U20 AFCON winning captain Solomon Sakala in the starting line-up for the CAF Champions League preliminary round first leg encounter against JKU of Zanzibar.

Sakala joined the league champions from Napsa Stars and today's match will be his first official match in Zesco United colours. Winston Kalengo who has returned after a two year spell out in Congo Brazzaville will start from the bench.

Midfield Sensation Enock Sabamukama has also been named in the team while 17-year-old striker Lameck Banda will start on the bench. 

Zesco starting XI: Jacob Banda, Simon Silwimba, Fackson Kapumbu, Solomon Sakala, David Owino, Kondwani Mtonga, Anthony Akumu, Enock Sabamukama, John Ching'andu, Jesse Jackson Were, Lazarous Kambole. 

Subs: Dioudinne Ntimbahezwa, Marcel Kalonda, Daut Musekwa, Mwape Mwelwa, Lameck Banda, Jackson Mwanza, Winston Kalengo.