The Team Ya Ziko have confirmed that striker Jesse Were and midfielder Anthony Akumu will not feature in the tie scheduled for Luanda. Were will miss the game due to a muscle injury he sustained while on national duty in Kenya while Akumu is serving a ban. Another player, who will not feature is Kondwani Mtonga, also through suspension.
Zesco United are in the driving seat of Group C after they beat CRD Libolo of Angola in their last match. Zesco United have accumulated six points, two more than Smouha of Egypt and Obied, who drew 1-1 in Alexandria on June 3. Libolo are at the bottom on 3 points.