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No rest for Nomads, Masters

Malawi’s ambassadors in Confederation of African Football (Caf) competitions, Be Forward Wanderers and Masters Security FC, regroup today ahead of their second-leg matches for Champions League and Confederation Cup, respectively.

Wanderers lost 4-0 to AS Vita in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in the preliminary round first-leg on Sunday whereas Masters lost 5-0 to Atletico Petroleus de Luanda in Angola on Saturday.

Masters, who jetted in on Monday, host Petroleus on Tuesday at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe—the same venue where Wanderers will entertain Vita the following day.

Masters Coach, Abasi Makawa, said much as they face a huge task in the second-leg, his charges are capable of overturning the tables, adding that they struggled in Luanda because it was their first time to play at that level.

He said he would focus on tightening the defence and polishing up the striking force.

Masters need to win by six unanswered goals to proceed to the first-round whereas the Nomads need a five-goal margin win.

“We are resuming training with the hope that anything can happen in football. Conceding five goals was not healthy but we have to soldier on and prove that we are a better side.

“We will focus much on attacking because the team was not attacking in Angola. We observed that, after holding Petroleus for 40 minutes, some key players were tired due to the hot weather, but we will see what to do in the second-leg,” Makawa said.

Meanwhile, the Nomads arrived from the DRC Tuesday.

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