Zimbabwe: Chimwemwe Disappointed By Shattered Record


Sports Reporter

WARRIORS and Nkana defender, Takudzwa Chimwemwe, says he is disappointed after seeing his Zambian club’s proud home record, in CAF inter-club’s competitions, coming to an end.

Nkana lost 0-2 to Moroccan giants Raja Casablanca, in a CAF Confederation Cup group tie, on Wednesday.

That defeat was the Kitwe side’s first home defeat, in either the CAF Champions League or Confederation Cup, since they made their debut, more than 38 years ago.

The Kelvin Kaindu-coached team, though, remain unbeaten at their home ground, Nkana Stadium, as Wednesday’s match was staged at the Levi Mwanawasa Stadium, in Ndola.

But, that Zambia’s most successful team last tasted defeat on home soil, in a CAF competition, for the first time in 64 matches, has left Chimwemwe a disappointed man.

“It’s a big disappointment to see a record, which had stretched for years, coming to an end,” Chimwemwe said.

“We were hoping to pick a positive result in the match against this side but it wasn’t to be.

“I am happy, though, that the record at Nkana Stadium still stands and that means Nkana FC are still undefeated in CAF matches at Nkana Stadium.

“But, losing at home is always disappointing, especially when you know that you have a record to defend.”

Chimwemwe played the entire match while centre-back, Jimmy Dzingai, was on the bench.

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