Game plan for Seychellois football team: Score 2 goals, concede none, then advance
St. Louis will be facing Tanzanian sports club ‘Young Africans' in the 2018 Total African Champions League on Wednesday at 5.30 p.m at Stad Linite. (Davis Khan, Facebook)
(Seychelles News Agency) - The Seychelles’ St. Louis football club has a chance to progress to the next round of the Total African Champions league on Wednesday when it faces the Young Africans of Tanzania on home ground.
In its away match on Saturday, February 10, St. Louis lost 1-0 to Young Africans playing in Dar es Salaam in front of around 65,000 Tanzanian fans.
The Seychellois side now needs to score two goals and not concede any more to move to the second round, which starts in March.
Speaking to SNA, St. Louis’ manager Davis Khan said for them the 1-0 loss was a positive result and that he really appreciated how his team played.
“The position we took for the match in Tanzania was not to concede goals as much as possible and to concentrate on our defence,” said Khan. “We lost by only one goal and this is a good result for us,” he added.
St. Louis will now be facing the Young Africans at home on Wednesday at 5.30 p.m. at Stad Linite with a better chance of making it to the next round.
“We are now playing on our own turf and we will be trying to seek an early goal. Even the training has been more focused on offence and how to be faster in attack,” said Khan.
Another Seychellois club -- Anse Reunion -- playing in the CAF Confederation Cup has been eliminated after they lost 2-1 against APR of Rwanda on Tuesday. Anse Reunion had lost its away match 4-0 in Kigali earlier this month.
Coach Ted Esther said although his players had a hard task on Tuesday they played a lot better than in Kigali. Esther said the focus now is on the President's Cup match against St. Louis on March 3.