Zanaco shoot to the top after Coton Sport win

Zanaco laboured to beat Group D whipping boys Coton Sport in the CAF Champions League group stage tie.

Saith Sakala put the bankers ahead with a ninth minute striker after being serviced by Ernest Mbewe but the visitors came back in the 24th minute when skipper Moussa Souleymanou headed home from point blank beating Toaster Nsabata.

The bankers had to dig deeper with the winner coming in the 85th minute through Kitumbo Mpiana who headed home a Sakala corner.

Zanaco now top Group D on seven points with Wydad Casablanca and Al Ahly in action on Sunday.

The bankers have seven points having beaten Wydad Casablanca, drawn with Al Ahly and overcoming Coton Sport.

Second placed Al Ahly has four points with Wydad Casablanca on three points.

Coach Numba Mumamba’s side is unbeaten in the group stage while Coton Sport has yet to win a match in three fixtures.