Debut goal elates Osumanu
Published On November 30, 2018 » 816 Views» By Times Reporter » Football, Sports
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By RONALD CHAWE –
ZESCO United debutant Rahim Osumanu has expressed delight to score in his first appearance and help the Zambian champions win away on continental duty.
Osumanu came on as a second half substitute and scored within five minutes of introduction to Zesco on the path to a 2-1 victory in this away CAF Champions League game against SONIDEP of Niger on Tuesday night.
The Ghanaian said it felt good to score a goal on his first appearance and hoped he could score more goals in his time with Zesco United.
He added that it was the wish of every player to play for the big club like Zesco and promised to work hard and help the team win games.
“I have dreams of playing in Europe and Zesco is the springboard, let it be but for now, we have to play as a group and win titles,” he said.
He said Zesco has a good squad to do well in the 2018-19 Total CAF Champions League but hinted that would only come with hard work.
He said the preliminary round game was far from over and the team needs work hard to ensure they got to the first leg where TP Mazembe would be waiting.
“We are not going to underrate them they are a good side, what we need to do is work extra hard because yesterday’s game is water under the bridge,” he said.
Osumanu showed up on the Zambian scene at Nchanga before moving to Mufulira Wanderers and then was at Buildcon last season.
NKANA coach Beston Chambeshi has said his team’s win against Mozambique champions UD Songo is a morale booster to their campaign in the 2018-19 Total CAF inter-club campaign.
Chambeshi presided over Nkana’s 2-1 away tin to Songo in the preliminary round of the Champions League and are favourites to go to the first round.
In a post-match interview, Chambeshi expressed happiness that his charges delivered despite playing under difficult circumstances in Beira.
“It was difficult to play Songo for the first time but I am happy that we maintained our attacking football which worked well for us but it is a morale booster in our campaign,” he said.
His biggest regret though was the high rate of wastage in front of goal adding the game could have been wrapped up in first-half.
Nkana plays the return game on December 4 at Nkana Stadium.

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