CAF CC: No time to celebrate, Mwalala cautions

Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala is not getting carried away by the comfortable 2 – 0 win his team picked in the first leg of the first round clash against Tunisian side US Ben Guerdane in the CAF Confederations Cup on Saturday 14 September.

Goals from Yema Mwana and Abdallah Hassan handed Kenya’s representatives in the competition a big boost in their ambition to get to the more lucrative group stages but Mwalala knows without good focus that will remain a mirage.

Defensive strategy

Speaking after the win at the Moi International Sports Center (MISC), Kasarani, Mwalala said the real work will be in the second leg in Tunisia, and he hinted at his team employing a defensive strategy in the clash.

“I was never in doubt that we’d perform well and you know with good performance comes a win so I am happy but we should also know the real job will be in the return leg.

“Our opponents are very tactical and good with possession so we will go and plan well for the return leg; we can’t celebrate yet. We are going to defend but also try to get a goal, like we did in the preliminary round. If we can add a goal to the two we have then it will be a bit tough for them,” he said.

Bandari will travel to Tunis for the return leg scheduled for Friday 27 September.