Young Africans coach George Lwandamina has described Saturday’s 2017 Caf Champions League away to Zanaco at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka is a do-or-die affair.

Young Africans and Zanaco are evenly poised heading into the first round, final leg match at 1-1.

“Both teams have a chance to go to the next round, because they have an opportunity to play and the team that will be more motivated will excel,” Lwandamina said.

Zanaco denied Yanga a vital home win on March 11, after Simon Msuva put them ahead in the 40th minute, before the Zambian club snatched a 77th minute equalizer through its Ghana-born striker Kwame Attram.

Winner on Saturday, will qualify to the Champions League group stage while the loser will be relegated to the pre-group stage of the Confederation Cup.

The match will also mark Lwandamina’s first return home to Zambia, since his appointment as the Tanzanian champions coach last November, after three years at Zesco United where he won back-to-back Faz Super League titles in 2014 and 2014.

Lwandamina also guided Zesco to the 2016 Caf Champions League semi-finals, the first time a Zambian club has reached that stage.

Meanwhile, the game will see Zanaco play their debut Caf club cup game, at the 60,000 seater Heroes Stadium, that on March 12 staged the 2017 Under-20 Afcon final.