Sofapaka head coach Melis Medo expects a tough encounter against AFC Leopards on Sunday, one he has termed a war zone. The tactician looks at the week in training and what he expects from the match against Ingwe.
On the week in training;
“I am happy with the improvement the players have shown in training since our game against Bandari. We have been working very well and started on a high note. We expect a good game against AFC and you will be surprised that we will score a lot of goals in this match,”
“It’s a new team and they are improving every day. The talking, the communication, the passing, the quality of the movement of the ball, movement of the players without the ball, every week it’s improving and I am excited that we are doing well,”
On what he expects from AFC Leopards who are still winless this season;
“It will be a war zone. We are going for three points, they are also coming for three points. They are coming for blood. They have been disappointed with the latest results and it’s a big club. We have a lot of respect for them and we know it will be tough,”
On how hard it has been selecting the team for the last two games;
“This is a big problem for me because everyone is working hard and hungry to play. Sometimes, the subs come in and play better and next game you have to start them. But this is a good problem to have because everyone is working hard to keep their place,”
“But no one should be comfortable. Everyone has to fight for their spot when they get a chance. No one should give me an opportunity to second doubt their potential,”
He also gave an update on the team’s injuries ahead of the game. There is a clean bill of health, the only exception being striker Umaru Kasumba who is recovering from a hamstring sustained in pre-season.