CAF CL: MFM Will Adapt New Tactics – Ilechukwu
Coach of MFM FC Fidelis Ilechukwu says his side will approach the second leg, preliminary round CAF Champions League tie against AS Bamako, differently.
In the first leg game, MFM forced AS Bamako to a 1-1 draw at the Stade Modibo Keita in Bamako in Mali, with the return leg set for Agege Township Stadium in Lagos on Wednesday.
Ilechukwu, who underplayed the goal advantage in Mali, said that it might not necessarily count because the Malians might be on a revenge mission.
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“Football is not sometimes a predictable game, you cannot say that you have a goal advantage going away, then you are confident of winning your next game at home.
“The AS Bamako team is also a strong side and we have to respect them. The only thing is that we are going to adopt new tactics different from what we used in Mali.
“It won’t be the same type of approach; we will not sit back and defend. We need to attack them because they can have a goal too and that will be bad for the team,’’ he said.
Ilechukwu urged the club’s fans to cheer the team because they were their backbone.
“Our game against AS Bamako is a crucial one and a decider, so we need all the support now to go further in the Champions League."
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