El Merriekh Coach Optimistic ahead of Return Leg

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Herman Wasswa, top scorer in the Ugandan League last season and Tony Odur who bagged the goals in the first leg will be out to justify that it was no fluke in Khartoum last weekend.

Michael Kruger, the head coach of El Merreikh FC has promised to beat KCCA FC in its own back yard during their CAF championship leg at Namboole stadium this weekend.  The German tactician told URN on Thursday afternoon that they were in Kampala to qualify for the next round.
 
Kruger said despite losing the first leg, they are capable of beating KCCA FC on Saturday. Coach George Nsimbe’s side carries a 2-0 advantage, which means that a draw or a loss by 1-0 would see them qualify for the next stage. The Sudanese giants will rely on stars like Ahmed El Basha, Ramathan Alagab and Ragel Abdalla who scored in their 4-0 League victory over Al Ahli Khartoum on Tuesday.

Kruger who has won two Africa Cup winners Cups with Arab Contractors and El Masry of Egypt said he is aware it will be a tough game. He said with football anything is possible adding that, they will have to look for quick goals. Interestingly Nsimbe was in-charge of the same team in 2009 when the Sudan giants beat them 1-0 in Kampala, before the two sides settled for a 1-all draw in Khartoum.
 
Herman Wasswa, top scorer in the Ugandan League last season and Tony Odur who bagged the goals in the first leg will be out to justify that it was no fluke in Khartoum last weekend. Nsimbe will also welcome back attacking midfielder Steven Bengo who missed the first leg with a muscle strain. If KCCA FC eliminates El Merreikh they will face the winner between Zambia’s Nkana Red Devils and Mbabane Swallows.

Meanwhile, SC Victoria University’s opponents in the CAF Confederations Cup, CS Don Bosco from DR Congo arrive tomorrow on a private jet from Lubumbashi. The Uganda Cup winners lost the first leg encounter 3-0 last weekend.