28 Nov 2018 17:00pm
WINDHOEK, 28 NOV (NAMPA) African Stars head coach Robert Nauseb said they have learned enough from their match against Volcan Club Moroni of Comoros and will now do everything in their power to win the match at home.
African Stars, the 2017/18 Namibia Premier League (NPL) and Namibia Football Association (NFA) Cup winners drew 0-0 against Volcan Club Moroni on Tuesday in Comoros during their round one first leg match of the 2018/19 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League.
Speaking to Nampa on Wednesday via WhatsApp, Nauseb said they had a very tough game as the conditions did not allow them to play the way they wanted.
I am happy to say that we managed to create early scoring chances which Obrie Omseb missed but that was a good learning step for all of us on the day, which we will have to improve on come next Tuesday, he said.
Nauseb added that his team found it hard to adjust to the rainy conditions during training. When the game started however, it was completely sunny, which was a change the team was not accustomed to.
The boys fought well to keep the score at 0-0. In the second half, we created three more chances, which Omseb and Edwin Korokuve failed to once again capitalise on, said Nauseb.
The coach stated that he now understands what to expect when his opponents visit Namibia for the second leg of the CAF Champions League preliminary rounds.
Our game plan is to now attack them when they are here as our stadium is bigger than their stadium in Comoros and the altitude will play against them.
One more advantage that we have is that our pitch allows the ball to bounce higher compared to their pitch that holds the ball when it bounces. We will now use our advantage of speed on their slow players, stated Nauseb, adding that their goal in the return leg is to get an early goal.
This tournament is contested between the champion clubs from all six continental confederations. The winner faces the winner of the CAF Confederations Cup in the subsequent seasons CAF Super Cup.