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Makwaza cautions Green Buffaloes ahead of El Masry tie


Napsa Stars coach Linos Makwaza has cautioned Green Buffaloes to show more hunger in attack against El Masry for them to save their 2018 CAF Confederation Cup season.

Buffaloes warmed-up for Tuesday’s critical home date against the Egyptians with a 1-0 win and 1-1 draw in two friendly’s played on Saturday at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka where they will also hosts Hossam Hassan’s side on February 20.

The army side faces an uphill battle against El Masry after losing 4-0 away in Port Said on February 10 in their preliminary round, first leg match.

Buffaloes must realistically score four goals without reply and hope for a dramatic qualification via post-match penalties to the penultimate knockout round of this years CAF Confederation Cup.

“It was a good test match against Buffaloes and I think we learnt one or two things,” Makwaza said.

“I think GBFC should up their game especially their frontline because the Egyptians will come with delaying tactics and they will play counter-attacking football.

“So they must be wary of that.”

The 1991 CAF Winners Cup winner with Power Dynamos has experienced a lot of highs and lows against Egyptian opposition as a player for both club and country during 18-year player career.


  1. why coAaches cannot say the truth before any match? What truth should makwaza say is that Green buffalos are going nowhere in this CAF as they lost 4-0 in egypt, therefore this return match baffalos wll feature young players to prepare the club for future challenges. U THINK HOSSAM HASSAN CAN FAIL TO DEFEND 4 – 0 PLEASE HAVE U FORGOTTEN WHO HOSSAM HASSAN IS? ASK KALUSHA HE KNOWS HIM HE WON AFCON 8 TIMES IN A ROW , ATI MASOBELA BATI

    • I put the blame on Buffalos poor showing to the lack of funding. They are a shadow of themselves. Gone are the days when Green Buffalos used to strike fear both at the local league and international, Lack of general fitness and no seriousness in Zambia Army sports has caused this.

  2. Let us be realistic and forget about this tournament. We have no capacity to recover from a 4-0 deficit, We are not Barcelona

  3. Caution shud b for a team that is leading. What I don’t understand is why win 4-0 and hope a penalty shootout. Why not 5-0. Reality be told, Buffaloes were beeefed and will be braai-ed on Tuesday

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