Zesco’s Owino not scared of Bil­liat

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ZESCO United de­fender David “Cal­abar” Owino says he holds no fear for Mamelodi Sun­downs’ lethal goalscorer Khama Bil­liat.

The two south­ern African clubs are set to square up to each other in two weeks’ time when Zesco host Sun­downs in the first leg of the 2016 Caf Cham­pi­ons League semi-fi­nals.

Zim­babwe in­ter­na­tional Bil­liat has been in breath­tak­ing form for Sun­downs over the last cou­ple of years, the 2015/16 PSL Player of the Sea­son play­ing a mas­sive part in his side win­ning the league ti­tle last sea­son as well as in as­sist­ing sig­nif­i­cantly in Downs’ con­ti­nen­tal suc­cess.

Ex­tremely quick, with great drib­bling skills, strong on ei­ther foot, and be­com­ing more clin­i­cal in front of goal by the month, Bil­liat at times seems un­stop­pable.

But Kenya in­ter­na­tional and Zesco de­fender Owino is adamant he can help stop Sun­downs’ tal­is­man when they square up at the Levy Mwanawasa Sta­dium in Ndola on Sep­tem­ber 18.

“I know he is good, but I’m equally good,” he was quoted as say­ing on the Cap­i­tal FM web­site.

“It has been a tough jour­ney, but noth­ing good comes easy,” he said Zesco’s his­tor­i­cal run in Africa’s pre­mier club com­pe­ti­tion.

“We have faced tough op­po­nents, but our hard work has seen us get here. I think what has been our big­gest strength so far is our fit­ness lev­els be­cause we can en­dure a tough match with the same en­ergy from the first to the last minute,” Owino ex­plained.

“We can go on and make his­tory. I be­lieve we have what it takes to go all the way to the fi­nal. It’s just a mat­ter of belief and work­ing hard over the next 180 min­utes against Sun­downs,” he added. – Sport 24 of

Khama Bil­liat David “Cal­abar” Owino

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