Thursday Sep 16, 2021. 13:08
Kabwe Warriors striker Jimmy Ndhlovu believes last Sunday’s away draw against CFFA in Madagascar favours them heading into this weekend’s CAF Confederation Cup preliminary stage, last leg home tie.
Warriors held CFFA to a 0-0 draw in Antananarivo on September 12 and must now beat their Madagascar opponents this Sunday at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola to advance to the second knockout stage.
“You know, we were away and we haven’t played in a CAF competition for a very long time so we had to be very cautious,” Ndhlovu said.
“We had to see how they play and you know it is a knockout phase so you just don’t go all out and attack-and-attack.
“So, we were playing everything by the book; we were tactically disciplined, playing behind the ball and just watching what was happening.
“Otherwise, we now know them and we will now play to our level best at home. We will definitely beat them.”
This is Warriors first return to continental competition since 1993.
“Otherwise it was a good game. They had many chances but didn’t utilize them while we had very few chances because we were not going-for -pound but just seeing how we could handle them and being tactical and trying to see how to catch them on the counter,” Ndhlovu said.
Winner over both legs will advance to the next stage in October to play Mafunzo SC of Zanzibar or Angola’s GD Interclube for a spot in the late November pre-group knockout phase.