Mothwa – Experience Will Help Us
AmaZulu goalkeeper Veli Mothwa says having experienced players in the team will help them in their CAF Champions League match against TP Mazembe.
Usuthu beat Nyasa Big Bullets 3-2 on aggregate in the preliminary round after a 3-1 win away in Malawi following their shock 1-0 defeat at home last month.
Mothwa says his team learned from the Big Bullets clash and also hopes that the players with CAF experience will help his side against five-time winners Mazembe.
“What we picked up on the game against Bullets is that when we play home, we must make sure we don’t concede, so when we go away, we can play a simple game,” Mothwa told reporters during a press conference.
“But if we concede at home it’s going to be difficult for us to win away in Congo, so this coming game we must make sure that the defence is going to be strong, so we not concede because we learned a lot from when you concede when you’re home and then when you go away it’s very difficult to score.
“Players that we have in AmaZulu I think most of them they don’t take what they did in the previous clubs, and then now because most of us in the team we are new in this playing CAF stuff like that.
“So the experience they share with us but even though when they share with us, they tell us is no longer the same, as modern football is not the same with the one that they were playing in their previous clubs, so I think they are adding more value in what happened back then.
“And then we also come in and say, with our talent and quality that we have in the team, I think is going to boost everything that is going to happen. So it’s a good thing we’re going to play against TP Mazembe now, and then we’ll see what’s going to happen.”
AmaZulu will host the Congolese club at Moses Mabhida Stadium toaday at 17:00 in the second preliminary round first leg.