Friday Sep 17, 2021. 17:00
Red Arrows technical advisor Oswald Mutapa insists the narrow margin of their CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round, first leg win over Young Buffaloes still favours his team heading into Saturday’s away date in Eswatini.
Arrows head into the final leg match in Manzini narrowly leading 2-1 in their first return continental football since the 2012 CAF Confederation Cup.
An away draw on September 18 in Manzini would be enough to see Arrows progress to next month’s CAF Confederation Cup second round.
“We are not very worried because we played the first half at home and we won and we are now playing the second half,” Mutapa said.
“This is an ambitious team that wants to go far in this tournament. We are leading 2-1, and yes, they (Buffaloes) are talking of scoring a goal but our team is one of those that creates a lot of chances and we can also say let’s defend here because 0-0 is enough for us to qualify.
“But we can also say if we score, we are at an advantage so it is anyone’s game to take in the 90 minutes.”
Another favourable result for Arrows will see them through to the second where they will host CD Primeiro De Agosto of Angola in the first leg on October 16 in Lusaka.