Angolan giants wary of last year’s ghost

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Angolan giants Clube Desportivo de Agosto believe their encounter with Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League champions FC Platinum is not a done and dusted match.

The Angolan said this time they won’t be any room for mistakes for them to bow out of the lucrative CAF Champions League.

Last year they were eliminated at this stage of the competition by Uganda’s Kampala City on the away goals rule.

The Angolan outfit was defeated 1-0 in Kampala before they won 2-1 at home.

Despite sitting comfortably on a 3-0 scoreline from the first leg encounter against the Zimbabwe champions FC Platinum played in Luanda, the Angolans believe FC Platinum can turn the tables given their tactical approach to the game.

Clube Desportivo de Agosto assistant coach Ivo Traca said their target is to evade an early exit and the team will be hunting for an early goal to pile more misery for FC Platinum.

Traca hailed Zimbabwean football saying last year’s Caps United African Safari campaign left many clubs respecting Zimbabwean clubs.

FC Platinum needs four goals to boot out the Angolans but given the club’s rich vein of history, the platinum miners will have a mammoth task at hand.

However, FC Platinum gaffer Norman Mapeza will be on the spotlight.

Meanwhile, the Angolans held their second training at the Giant National Sports Stadium and officials said they were expecting a hostile reception typical of African football but they are happy and acclimatising well.

The Angolan outfit leaves for Zvishavane this Monday for their Wednesday crunch match.

Source: ZBC

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