Wednesday May 14, 2014. 15:30
In-form striker Amisi Tambwe has said he will work hard to get the goals that will propel Burundi against Botswana when the two sides face-off in the first leg of the 2015 Africa Cup of nations (AFCON) preliminary round qualifier in Bujumbura on Sunday.
The Simba SC (Tanzania) striker, who completed the season top of the scorers’ chart in the Tanzania Vodacom Premier League, told AfricanFootball that he can’t wait to score the goals in front of the home fans.
“I will be eager to get my first goal in the AFCON qualifying campaign,” said Tambwe.
Fresh from a 3-0 win away to Tanzania in an International friendly match played late last month, Burundi, who also signed new coach Wilfried Rainer, will be all out to show that their football has steadily improved.
Their top team Vital’O won the CECAFA Kagame Club Championship last year and the national B team took part in the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in South Africa early this year.
Besides Tambwe, the home side will also look to the experienced skipper Selemani Ndikumana, Omar Mussa and former Kaizer Chiefs defender Valery Nahayo. They will, however, miss the services of industrious Faty Papy, who picked a knee injury while featuring for Bidvest Wits in South Africa.
But the Botswana team that has been training seriously will look to their South African-based players Kabelo Dambe (Platinum Stars), Mogakolodi Ngele (Platinum Stars), Joel Mogorosi (Bloemfotein Celtic) and SuperSport’s Mogogi Gabonamong to do the magic.
They may, however, miss the services of Ofentse Nato ,whose team Bidvest Wits will be involved in a Nedbank Cup final on May 17th against Orlando Pirates.