Situma says Tusker must tighten backline against Zamalek


Situma says Tusker must tighten backline against Zamalek
Tusker FC celebrate scoring against Arta Solar during their CAF Champions League match at the Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday, September 18 2021. (PHOTO/Tusker Media)

In Summary

  • Former Tusker FC captain James Situma has urged his former side to maintain defensive discipline when they face Zamalek on Saturday at the Nyayo National Stadium in the first leg of the CAF champions league preliminary round
  • The two sides face off in a two legged tie with the winner getting a chance to qualify to the group stages of the continental championship and Situma says keeping a clean sheet at home will prove to be crucial ahead of the second leg in Cairo

Former Tusker FC captain James Situma has urged his former side to maintain defensive discipline when they face Zamalek on Saturday at the Nyayo National Stadium in the first leg of the CAF champions league preliminary round.

The two sides face off in a two legged tie with the winner getting a chance to qualify to the group stages of the continental championship and Situma says keeping a clean sheet at home will prove to be crucial ahead of the second leg in Cairo.

“Zamalek are very quick on the counter attack and when you play against such a side you much be very disciplined defensively I know they squad at Tusker has the quality to handle their pace and avoid conceding goals at home and that will play a big part in the away match, “said Situma.

The former Kenyan International also noted the quality and depth within the Brewers squad which he believes will be crucial when it comes to team selection within the two legs.

“This is the strongest squad the team has ever had in recent years the coach has made it very competitive and given every player equal chance he has a fully fit squad for the match on Saturday most of the players have been on national duty and they have kept fit so we expect a very interesting game, “added Situma

This will be the third time head coach Robert Matano will be participating in the continental championship, having been incharge of Sofapaka in 2009 and with Tusker FC in 2012 and the former skipper believes his experience will be key in the team’s chances of getting to the group stage .

“Its not a new stage for him he has the experience with Kenyan teams at that stage that will be very crucial when facing a team that has won the continental title five times I hope they will be inspired by his knowledge of the competition ,”the former Tusker skipper told Citizen Digital

Qualifying for the group stage comes with a Sh55 million cash prize.

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