KAMPALA- Frank “Video” Anyau (pic above) believes Al Khartoum’s 1-0 first leg loss to SC Villa represents a dangerous proposition for his side ahead of tomorrow’s preliminary Caf Confederation Cup return leg at Nakivubo.
“Having lost at home I know from experience that Al Khartoum will approach the game with the mentality of nothing to lose,” Anyau who boasts of more than two decades of coaching experience reasoned.
“That makes it very dangerous for us. We have been drumming it in their heads to understand that the tie is clearly not yet decided,” he further explained.
Villa find themselves in a similar situation to 2003 when they picked up a 2-1first leg win in Angola against AS Aviacao before going on to be ejected 3-2 on aggregate after losing 2-0 at home.
Anyau is expected to sit on the Villa bench and replaced Ibrahim Kirya, who lacks the minimum Caf ‘B’ coaching license to handle teams in continental competition as head coach.
The coaching department will however again have to make do without Yeseri Waibi and Dennis Kamanzi who are without passports while striker Karim Ndugwa’s move from Kenya’s AFC Leopards has not yet been ratified by Caf.
Uganda’s other representatives Vipers departed for Nigeria yesterday for their match against Enyimba on Sunday.
Caf Club matches
Confederation Cup - Saturday
SC Villa vs. Al Khartoum Watani (Sudan)
(Villa lead 1-0 after first leg)
Champions League - Sunday
Enyimba (Nigeria) vs. Vipers
(Vipers lead 1-0 after first leg)