Royal AM held by Zesco in Confed Cup

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DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 09: Mfundo Thikazi of Royal AM during the CAF Confederation Cup, 2nd Preliminary Round - Leg 1 match between Royal AM and  ZESCO United at Moses Mabhida Stadium on October 09, 2022 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Darren Stewart/Gallo Images)
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 09: Mfundo Thikazi of Royal AM during the CAF Confederation Cup, 2nd Preliminary Round - Leg 1 match between Royal AM and ZESCO United at Moses Mabhida Stadium on October 09, 2022 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Darren Stewart/Gallo Images)

Royal AM and Zesco United played to a goalless draw in the CAF Confederation Cup second preliminary round first-leg in Durban on Sunday afternoon.

Abram Nteo’s side, who came into the game on the back of a 3-1 loss to SuperSport United in the DStv Premiership in midweek, hoped for a solid first-leg display against the Zambians.

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Thwihli Thwahla advanced from the first preliminary round stage against esWatini’s Highlanders, whom they edged 2-0 over two legs a couple of weeks ago.

No goals from the respective sides at the majestic Moses Mabhida Stadium followed and therefore the first half finished goalless.

Royal AM, who have seen two of their coaching trio depart in recent weeks, have dropped a few points domestically too as the defeat to SuperSport indicates.

The second half were just as tight as the opening period with little separating the South African side from their Zambian counterparts.

At the end, the two protagonists played to a goalless draw ahead of the return-leg which is set for next weekend in Lusaka.

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