Green Eagles opponents in the 2019/2020 CAF Champions League preliminary round Orlando Pirates have touched down at KKIA International Airport this Thursday afternoon at exactly 15:10hrs local time.

Surprisingly missing on the flight are the three Zambian internationals namely, Augustine Mulenga, Justin Shonga and Austin Muwowo.

The two teams will be meeting for the first time in the history of continental football. Green eagles are playing champions league for the first time after a good series of results in the transitional league that saw them loss to Zesco United on post match penalties after a stalemate draw in the final that decided the champion.

The game will be played in the capital city of Zambia, Lusaka at Nkoloma Stadium kick off 15:00hrs Zambia time this Saturday.

Other Zambian clubs that will be busy this weekend are Zesco United that are away in Eswatini to face Green Mambas, Buildcon will be at Left Mwanawasa Stadium to take on Young Buffaloes.


Zanaco are on bye and will join the CAF Confederation Cup in the next round of matches.

Jairos Phiri Junior