Vipers Sports Club tactician Micheal Nam Ouma is adamant his side are not heading to Tareb Mhiri stadium tomorrow like lambs to the slaughter and insists the players will be equal to CS Sfaxien’s challenge.
Having drawn with the Juventus of the Arabs during the first leg at Kitende, few people give the Venoms hope of getting a result out of the game against the Tunisian club ahead of the return leg.
However, the Kenyan born coach believes his troops have whatever it takes to get the required result off Sfaxien and qualify for the group stages.
In his encouraging remarks to the team during a morning pep talk, he rallied the lads to take tomorrow’s encounter with the four time confederations cup winners as a challenge which will make them perform to their best.
“We have had some people writing us off after failing to win the home game however this is the right opportunity for you to make things right therefore take the game as a platform to showcase your talents rather than a threat to what you are capable of doing”Micheal Nam Ouma, Vipers Coach
“Many talk about Sfaxien brilliant records in the competition but every good thing with a beginning must have an end so be part of our hosts setback with a massive result and football records are not only created, they are broken as well” stressed the Kenyan.
While he was still speaking, there emerged a peaceful demonstration on Sfax streets by university students who were demanding reduction of tuition fees which they claim are too much for their parents.
In a related development, leader of delegation Rogers Byamukama echoed Ouma’s statements and emphasised to the players the need to be focused, determined, committed with a right attitude, the rest will be history.