Aggrey Chiyangi says Green Eagles will not underrate their eSwatini hosts Young Buffaloes on Wednesday despite enjoying a respectable first round, first leg lead in the 2018/2019 CAF Confederation Cup.
Eagles began their continental debut on a memorable note following a 2-0 home win over Young Buffaloes in Choma on November 27.
A draw will be enough for the fairy tale to continue for the side who only ten years ago were playing second tier football before becoming the first team from Southern Province to qualify for continental football.
“I think our approach will be very positive, we don’t want to be negative, we just have to be very positive,” Chiyangi said.
“I think for now, we don’t want to talk about the 2-0 win, this is a new game and we are going to play as if we don’t have that 2-0 lead because in football 2-0 is nothing.
“We have seen teams come from four-nil to win, so we are not going to count the 2-0 for now.
“This is going to be a fresh game and we want to win. So we just have to play very positively and also looking at making sure that we get an early goal if we can.”
But the pressure is on the hosts Young Buffaloes who are now the only eSwatini side still standing in continental football following Mbabane Swallows’ CAF Champions League elimination on Tuesday after a 4-0 home loss to Simba SC of Tanzania to bow out 8-1 on aggregate.
Meanwhile, Eagles will be without midfielder Amity Shemande who was sent off in the first leg.
Striker Tapson Kaseba is conspicuously missing for a second successive tie with news linking him to move to South Africa n club Free State Stars.
A good hunt by Eagles for Young Buffaloes on Wednesday will see them book a second round, first leg away date on December 15 to face Hussein Dyey of Algeria.
Nine-man Dyey escaped with a 1-1 away to Diables Noirs of Congo Brazzaville on Tuesday to advance 3-1 on aggregate.