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Ghana-Zambia revive rivalry as Medeama host Zesco United in Confed Cup

Published on: 20 March 2014
Medeama will clash with Zesco United

Rivalry between Ghana and Zambia will be renewed when Medeama clash with Zesco United in the CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday.

Medeama will host their Zambian opponent in the first leg of the penultimate qualifier at the Essipong stadium this weekend.

An emerging rivalry between the two countries date back to recent matches between the countries in the African Cup of Nations and the World Cup qualifying campaign.

The Black Stars were beaten by the Chipolopolo at the semi-final stage of the 2012 African Cup of Nations held in Gabon and Equitorial Guinea but avenged that defeat by qualifying to the 2014 World Cup at the expense of the Zambian side.

The growing rivalry  between the two African countries  will be tested at club level when Medeama clash with Zesco United in the first leg tie of the CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday.

The Ghanaian side have been impressive in their debut season which has seen them manage victories over Panthers FC and former champions Maghreb de Fes.

They will however face a tougher opponent in Zesco United who are wholly owned and sponsored by the state-owned electricity supplier Zesco.


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  • Isaac says:
    March 20, 2014 02:40 pm
    GSN....please stop with this fake rivalry. Ghana does not have a rivalry with Zambia. They (zambia that is) are not on Ghana's level in terms of history, pedigree, players etc. Granted they have beaten us a few times, it does not mean there is a rivalry. If Argentina gets beat by Venezuala in COPA Libertadores, does that mean Argentina and Venezuala have a rivalry. Come on now. In regards to the game, I could care less if Medeama win or lose. They are not a traditional Ghana side. Eg. Hearts of Oak, Kotoko, Great Olympics etc. I admit I have been out of country for a while and I have no idea who Medeama is or where they are based. I am assuming they are one of this new sides with money.
  • Don says:
    March 21, 2014 02:36 pm
    And when you com to Zed we're giving you a .5 hotel in the common market.
  • median says:
    March 20, 2014 06:08 pm
    We will give your team a kumasi wellcome when they come to Z. They will train in the garage not in the car park
  • Mumbi says:
    March 20, 2014 11:53 am
    ZESCO shall electrocute Madeama to kick out all ghanaians teams from continental football. All Waste Africans teams must be kicked out b4 the group stages.