Phakamani Mahlambi of Al Ahly Sporting Club tries to challenge Lawrence Bukenya of Kampala Capital City Authority FC (KCCA) during the 2018 Caf Champions League on 15 May 2018 at Mandela Stadium, Namboole, Kampala. ©Ismail Kezaala/BackpagePix
Monday Jul 16, 2018. 10:00
Fresh from a 2-0 loss at the hands of Uganda’s Kampala Capital City Authority in May, Al Ahly coach Patrice Carteron wants a win over Township Rollers.
The Red Devils are at home against the Botswana Premier League side on Tuesday and the new manager expects a tough challenge.
Carteron has assured all that his side is aiming to secure their first win in the group stage of the CAF Champions League when they face Popa.
Ahly are placed at the bottom of Group with one point following a home draw with Espérance de Tunis and an away loss to KCCA.
However, the new coach is eager to snatch all three points at Borg El-Arab in his first official game with the club.
“I always love tough challenges. I know Ahly supporters accept nothing but results and that’s what I am here for. Together we can do a good job,” the French coach told the CAF website.
“I know we are in a very difficult situation. We have a single point from two matches and that’s not the way it should be.
“We have nothing but to do our best in the coming games, starting from Township Rollers game at home. The maximum point is our target, and then let’s see what happens next.
“Al Ahly is the biggest team in Africa and it’s a great honour to be their coach. My target is simple: winning, winning and winning.”
Carteron is not new to the club continental tournament after winning it in 2015 with DR Congo giants TP Mazembe.