Imagine a wanderer meets a marauding tiger in a rain forest. What will be the reaction from both sides?
A tiger will always be hostile in its territory but on the other end, it all depends on the type of a wanderer. Surely, the traveler should be well prepared when entering the tiger’s zone.
Transfer the setting to Kalulu Stadium in Chikwawa District as Be Forward Wanderers invade the territory of Azam Tigers this afternoon in the second-leg of Airtel Top 8 Cup quarter-final.
For Nomads, Tigers are already tamed after a 2-0 victory at Balaka Stadium last Sunday.
But the wounded Tigers have nothing to lose and will come with their dangerous paw ready for an opponent.
Probably, Wanderers Head Coach, Yasin Osman, knows the threat Tigers pose in this afternoon’s encounter.
“We are expecting a tough game just like last Sunday. I do not think
Tigers are in a position to give up easily. We know they will come hard on us as usual,” the veteran coach said on Thursday.
It might look like the tie is decided but Tigers Coach, Patrick Kulemeka, is optimistic of overturning the tables.
“We do not have time to give them respect. They have good players but we have equally a good team,” Kulemeka said.
The Nomads will pin their hopes on Joseph Kamwendo, Jafali Chande, Yamikani Chester and Jabulani Linje whereas Tigers will rely on Willy Saenda, Peter Cholopi and Dan Kumwenda.
Defenders Lucky Malata and Francis Mlimbika, who suffered minor injuries in the first-leg, have recovered a head of the match.
On the other hand, Tigers will miss the services of defender Nickson Mwase due to suspension.
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