Azam unfazed by Mbabane’s home ground advantage

15Mar 2017
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Azam unfazed by Mbabane’s home ground advantage

AZAM FC coach Idd Cheche says he was happy with what he saw after his side won 1-0 over Mbabane Swallows in the first leg match of the CAF Confederation Cup at their backyard of Chamazi.

Idd Cheche

The praised his players who responded to tactics in the game and he is optimistic over sailing through at the end of the return game to be played in Mbabane this weekend. He said home ground advantage is not what will decide the return leg but rather game approach.

“Our players played well, of course it was a very difficult game against unpredictable side, but my boys did well, now our focus is on the coming game, we want to prepare well so that we can qualify for the next stage”, he said.

The coach said he is working on some minor weaknesses shown by his side and he might need to change his tactics as playing away has its implications.

“That will be a different game with a different approach and we are confident that we will get good results while working on the weakness of our side and analyzing our opponent’s weakness and strength”, he said.

In the game to be played on Sunday, Mbabane Swallows will be without the key midfield Papy Tshishimbi who is suspended after conceding second yellow card.

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) player is the current holder of Ingwenyama Cup 2017’s Player of the Series.

According to reports from Swaziland the Umkhonto KaShaka as Swallows are famously known, have confidence to defy the odds and sail through.