We want to make it up to our fans for elimination from Champions League – Acha Leonard
Cameroon club side Cottonsport de Garoua’s striker Acha Leonard Acha says he and his team mates want to make up to their fans in this weekend’s second quarter final of Orange CAF Confederation Cup return match against Al Ahly Shandy of Sudan. The former striker of Abejes club believes that they will achieve their task successfully against a strong side when the two teams meet in the Sudan north city on Suday evening
Cafonline.com: Do you think that a 1-0 victory over Al Ahly Shandy in Garoua two weeks ago is enough to lead you the group stage of Orange CAF Confederation Cup?
Acha Leonard: Really it is not enough result. But in Garoua we played a good and tough defensive side. In second leg this Sunday we need to work hard in order to reach next round.
Cafonline.com: How are your team mates going to approach this match?
Acha Leonard: We will approach it as we did our last game against them. We will enter the field with confidence keen to put in some hard, play with solidarity and concentrate, because it takes the entire team to do the job well. As for me it is my first experience to play against a Sudanese team but most of my colleagues have played against Al Hilal before in last year’s champions league , so they have some acknowledge about Sudanese football style.
Cafonline.com: What is the mood like in your camp ahead of this match?
Acha Leonard: The morale is very good around my team mates. We are all clam and confident ahead of the match. We believe that we can go through after this Sunday's game.
Cafonline.com:What result would you be happy to take away with you from this match?
Acha Leonard: We need a positive result, and to achieve this target we have to defend very well and concentrate from the first minute until the last minute because if make any mistake it will be fatal. By the end of the match we want to be the team who get through to the group stage. We played well before but were eliminated from the Champions League, so we want to make up for this and satisfy our fans.
Cafonline.com: Who is the favorite team going to reach the group stage from city Shandy battle, Al Ahly or Cottonsport de Garoua?
Acha Leonard: I think this a game of football everything can happen, we just cannot predict what will happen tomorrow. But from our side we want to provide maximum effort to reach the group stage.
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