Zesco United Football Club Profile
ZESCO United Football Club is a Zambian professional football club based in Ndola in Zambia, that competes in the Zambia Super League, Founded in 1974. The team plays its home matches at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
The club is wholly owned and sponsored by the state owned electricity supplier ZESCO
ZESCO United was founded in 1974. They became the first Zambian club to qualify for the CAF African Champions League Group stage in 2009. ZESCO United are one of only 3 Zambian clubs including Nkana and Green Buffaloes who hold an all time unbeaten home record against non Zambian opposition. ZESCO United also became the first Zambian Club this century to play against European opposition when they played against Zenit Saint Petersburg in Abu Dhabi in 2008.
They reached their first ever semi finals of the CAF African Champions League after a 2–2 draw away to Egyptian league champions Al Ahly in Matchday 5 of the Champions’ League quarter final group stage.
They extended their all time unbeaten home record against non Zambian teams to 26 games on Saturday, 17 September 2016, after a 2–1 home win against South African league champions Mamelodi Sundowns in the CAF African Champions League.
The club also created history by being the first Zambian club to sign Asian players, with Kosuke Nakamachi from Japan.