Follow the LIVE play-by-play of the CAF Confederation Cup showdown between Asante Kotoko and Zesco United at the Levy Mwanawassa on GHANAsoccernet.com
Asante Kotoko are in dire need of a win in this game to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the competition. Zesco United will also be playing for pride as they have no chance of qualifying out of the group.
The first leg between this two sides ended 2-1 in favor of Asante Kotoko on match day two at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
Asante Kotoko last trip to Zambia ended in a defeat as they lost 3-1 to Nkana FC on match day four.
CK Akonnor has handed debut start to Ivorian Dang Zabo Teguy to replace suspended Sogne Yacouba.
The former Manzini FC player has been handed the opportunity to play his first match for the club since signing in January.
Akonnor has also replaced Habib Mohammed with Martin Antwi who started in the 1-1 draw with Al Hilal last week at home.
Below is the starting line up of both teams
Asante Kotoko Starting XI:
Felix Annan- Amos Frimpong, Daniel Darkwah, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Wahab Adams- Habib Mohammed, Umar Bashir, Kwame Bonsu-Emmanuel Gyamfi, Abdul Fatawu Safiu, Dang Zabo Teguy.
Zesco starting XI :
Banda, Mtonga, Mwape, Odhimabro, Kambole, Chinganda, Kalonda, Sabumukama, Phiri, Kola, Were
South African referee Victor Miguel De Freitas Gomes will handle the final Group C game today
The two teams are on the pitch with CAF's anthem being played
06: Zesco United have won a corner kick, a chance but the ball has been cleared by the defence.
07: Zesco United with a chance but ball has being intercepted
08: Kotoko are stringing their passes together nicely but only in the middle of the park. A chance for Kotoko but ball has being saved by Zesco United goalkeeper
09: Asante Kotoko in control of the game at this moment searching for the first goal
10: Throw in for Zesco United but referee says its a foul as Amos Frimpong brings one Zesco United player down. Ball has been effected and Zesco United wins another corner kick
11. Corner effected and is goal kick
12: A chance for Kotoko but Teguy puts too much power on the shot. Shoots the ball wide
13: Kotoko still pressing the defence of Zesco United.
14: Shafiu strikes from center but ball has been saved by the goalkeeper
15: Its Zesco United 0-0 Asante Kotoko
16: Chance for Zesco United but ball goes wide
17: Zesco United shooting from all sides as they chase for the first goal
18: Teguy failes to takes a through pass which could had been dangerous for Zesco United
19: Chance for Zesco United
20: The game is balanced now as both sides are stringing passes in the middle
21: Asante Kotoko swing passes behind but failing to make it count in the final third
22: Agyeman Badu clearly a ball in the side box for Asante Kotoko
24: Chance for Kotoko as Emmanuel Gyamfi searches for the top corner but goalkeeper puts the ball over the bar
25: Chance for Zesco United, Felix Annan pulls a save
28: Kotoko controlling the ball in the middle
30: Zesco United shooting from all sides hoping to beat Felix Annan.
31: A cross into the box of Kotoko Felix comes out to parry the ball outside
32: A shoot into the box of Asante Kotoko, ball deflects Annan comes out to save
34: Kotoko breaks on the counter attack, Emmanuel Gyamfi with the ball he shoots its wide
36: Ball flown into the box by Zesco United its crosses the line goal kick to Kotoko
37: Referee awards Zesco United with a foul
38: A cross into the box of Kotoko, Daniel Darkwah chest it out is a corner kick to Zesco
40: It's still goalless
42: Zesco United keeps hitting the ball from long range into the box of Asante Kotoko
43: Corner kick for Kotoko, ball effected but Habib fouls a player in the box.
44: Chance for Kotoko,Gyamfi for the second time strikes the ball wide
We are into injury time with additional two minutes..
Referee blows the whistle for the first half..
The first stanza of the game has been brought to a close by the South African referee.
ZESCO United 0-0 Asante Kotoko
We are back
46: Goal oooooooooooooo for Asante Kotoko as Stephen Nyarko scores
50: A chance for Kotoko ball saved by Zesco United goalkeeper on the line as Daniel Darkwah hit the ball from the corner kick direct into the net
51: Kotoko dominating the second half
52: Corner kick to Kotoko. Daniel Darkwah tries another strike but it goes wide
53: Goal oooooo Zesco United equalise through Jese Were
It's Zesco United 1-1 Asante Kotoko
55: Zesco United wins a free kick just some few metres to the Kotoko goal area
56: Goal ooooooo Zesco United scores the second goal
It's Zesco United 2-1 Asante Kotoko
60: Zesco United in control of the game now as they dominate the game after getting the second goal
63: Corner kick for Kotoko. ball effected but it has been saved
64: Zesco United pressing for a third goal.
67: Zesco United controlling the ball in the middle with some nice passes
68: A chance for Kotoko but ball strucks the goal keeper
77: Zesco United 2-1 Asante Kotoko
79: Asante Kotoko searching the equaliser as Gyamfi crosses the ball into the box. Goal keeper saves it.
83: Asante Kotoko have lost the momentum to get the equaliser as Zesco United controls the game
84: Chance for Zesco United, Felix Annan saves it
85: Substitution for Zesco United
86: Zesco United protecting their lead in this game
87:Corner kick for Asante Kotoko, ball effected and cleared by the Zesco defence
89: Zesco United 2-1 Asante Kotoko
90: 3 mins of added time as Zesco United effects a last change
A chance for Kotoko but goal keeper paries the ball wide.
It's all over Asante Kotoko have been eliminated from the competition after losing the game to Zesco United.
FT: Zesco United 2-1 Asante Kotoko
By: Herbert Boakye Yiadom @herbertgh on Twitter