We are down but not out— Masters
Masters Security FC have urged supporters to throng Bingu National Stadium tomorrow when they host Uganda’s Proline FC in the Confederation of African Football (Caf) Cup preliminary round, second leg match.
Masters lost 3-0 to Proline a fortnight ago in the first leg, but the TNM Super League team side’s General Secretary, Christopher Njeula, Thursday insisted that impossible was not in their vocabulary.
“We are down but not out,” Njeula said. “We will try to dig deep to overturn the result. In football, anything can happen, so we urge fans to come in their large numbers to support us. We are representing the nation, so please we need the impetus of the 12th man—the fans.”
Masters, who are struggling financially with players complaining that they are yet to get paid, proved doubters wrong by fulfilling the first leg fixture in Kampala without any perceptible hassle.
Now, Masters need the backing of the home fans to fill the Lilongwe venue where a seat in open terraces would cost K1,000, K5,000 for the VIP section and K7,000 for corporate boxes.
Masters’ debut in the continental competition ended in the preliminary stage when they lost 5-0 over two legs to Angolan side Petro de Luanda.
Masters Coach, Abasi Makawa, reserved his comment on tomorrow’s game.
Proline, who have appointed Matia Lule as their new coach to replace Shafiq Bisaso, who has left for Sweden to pursue further studies, jetted in through Lilongwe’s Kamuzu International Airport yesterday.
Proline were boosted after Uganda’s football association contributed an equivalent of K2 million towards the team’s trip to Lilongwe.