Saturday, August 10
*Proline FC Vs Masters Security – 4PM
Malawian club Masters Security FC has finally arrived in the country ahead of their CAF Confederation cup match against hosts Proline FC.
The cash strapped side has touched base at the Entebbe International Airport at 3PM. The side was initially scheduled to arrive in Uganda on Wednesday night.
Masters Security FC owner, Alfred Gangata, according to Malawian press, recently revealed that he doesn’t have enough in his pockets to fund the team to Uganda, he consequently called up on the government and other football stakeholders in the country to extend an helping hand.
The club’s players had also gone on strike, boycotted training sessions and a TNM Super League match against Mzuni FC in protest over unpaid dues.
The two sides will face off this Saturday at StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo before the return leg in Malawi.
In similar developments, Proline FC coach Shafic Bisaso noted that his side has no pressure ahead of their debut appearance on the continent and hence ready to qualify to the next stage.
“Yes its our first time but we have no pressure,” coach Bisaso told journalist at a press conference after the training at Lugogo.
“When u look at us, u see cats but on pitch we are tigers. We are here on merit, we have all what it takes to play the tournament like this.”
On the opponent’s physical appearance and style of play, coach Bisaso revealed that his side has done enough homework, Bisaso claimed that Masters Security FC have the same style of play like that of Green Eagle FC which they faced in CECAFA.
“Physically they are huge and good with long balls and cross as there style” Bisaso added. “But for us we are technically and tactically prepared. We as Proline are going to play our style, utilise spaces.”
Coach Bisaso also banks on experience of some of his players and the recent CECAFA involvement to help him reach the next round.
“We have players who have played for national team like Muwanga, Mustafa Mujuzi, Hamis Diego Kiiza, so we have a little bit of experience, being the fact that we have even played in cecafa, i think it will help so much.”
Proline have on Thursday gone to camp at Njeru technical center.
Winner from both legs on aggregate, will face winner between AS Kigali or KMC FC of Tanzania.