Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success. It seems like this is the ‘tactic’ that Royal Leopard FC and Zesco United FC have applied for the Total Energies CAF Champions Leagues match to be played on Saturday, 11th September 2021 at the Mavuso Sports Centre. Kick-off for this match is at 1500hrs (3:00 p.m.).
During the pre-match press conference held on the eve of the match at the matchday venue, Royal Leopard FC head coach Edwin Matsebula confidently stated that his team is ready for this match. “We have done our preparations and we are ready for the match”, Matsebula said. His words were echoed by the team’s captain Muzi Dlamini who also highlighted their readiness for this match. “We prepared for almost a month for this fixture and we are more than ready”, Dlamini said.
Zesco United FC’s head coach, Numba Mamamba also stated his team’s readiness for this international match. “We have done everything possible to make sure that the team is ready”, Mumamba said. He also added that that the team is here to play not to defend. Ït is going to be a good game as we are here to play not to defend”, Mumamba said. Zesco United FC’s captain, Jesse Were who will play against Eswatini side for the second time after previously playing against Mbabane Swallows FC highlighted that they are here to fight. “We are here to fight as a team and at least get an away goal”, Were said.
The second leg for between this teams will be played next week in Zambia with the aggregate winner proceeding to the next round of the Total Energies CAF Champions League.