URA bank on home advantage
Posted Wednesday, February 27 2013 at 02:00
The URA midfielder made a full debut on the continent as URA held Coton Sport in Cameroon. He says an early goal on Saturday will be instrumental for his side.
Caf Champions League representatives, URA, have played seven continental games at Namboole and won four of them, lost two and drawn one.
But having carried a delicate goalless draw from a place they were thrashed 3-0 in the same competition in 2007, URA will count their chances. That game, played two weeks ago, gave URA renewed hope, more so that the same fixture in Kampala six years ago ended goalless at Namboole. And Moses Ali Feni, who made his debut on the continent in Cameroon, acknowledges the task at hand but believes they can upset the odds and eliminate Coton Sport when the two clubs face off in the return leg at Namboole this Saturday.
“It was my first continental game and it was tough,” Ali told Daily Monitor yesterday, “There was a lot of pressure and being away we played a defensive game. But we also had about three chances to win it although they created many.”
And Ali is sure not lost on the quality of the visitors: “They have a strong midfield and we have to work harder to stop them. “The defence, the midfield and the strikers, we all have to work hard because it is up to us to score goals and win the game.
“Playing at home is of course an advantage but that puts pressure on us as well. We have to play a balanced game, attack and defend. We need to attack and score early goals but also let’s not forget they are a strong side.”