Fathi describes CAF CC draw as fair…Believes Owino and Sabamukama will add value to his team
NAPSA Stars were drawn against Kenyan giants Gor Mahia in the CAF Confederation Cup play off round as they push for a place in the group stage.
Head coach Mohamed Fathi believes the draw is a fair one for the Pensioners and is expects an interesting encounter between the two teams.
Fathi is aware of the huge history that the Kenyan outfit has and wants to get down to work immediately preparing for the match. The Egyptian born gaffer feels starting away is an advantage for his team.
“I think it’s a fair draw and i think it will be very interesting to play Gor Mahia they have a big history but also we are writing our history in this competition and do that it will be very interesting as well for me its a fair draw,”he said.
“You see when you start away it’s an advantage, on our side but also it’s an advantage on their side it depends on how the game will go,but of course always when you play first game at home there is too much pressure on the home team because if they do not get a result that can become very difficult and we had this experience before and we know what we are going to do when we are playing home and we know what Gor Mahia will be thinking about approaching the game and from there we are going to build our plan.”
“There are permanent team in continental football and the material is very available and we will start our home work immediately by next week we will finish our file for Gor Mahia and we will start building our plan the week later,” he added.
“The two players are experienced players and they have experience at international level they national team players for there countries and also they have played continental football before,they have big continental experience playing for Zesco United so it’s advantage for Napsa and its a big step for us,am confident they will add value to the team,” he added.
The first leg will take place on 14th February while the second legs will take place a week later with Napsa starting away in Kenya before hosting the K’Ogalo in Lusaka.
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