The win has greatly motivated St.Michel with manager Jean-Louis pointing out that it is a great boost for his side ahead of the return leg tie against the brewers
St.Michel of Seychelles warmed up well for their Caf Champions League return match against Kenya champions Tusker by beating Anse Reunion 2-0 to lift the 2013 edition of the President’s Cup on Saturday.
According to the Nation of Seychelles, St Michel made some changes to their squad for the weekend match after their 4-1 defeat to Tusker FC in the first leg of the preliminary round.
Goalkeeper Nelson Sopha was out suspended while Alex Nibourette was injured as well as Wilnes Brutus. Nelson Laurence was relegated to the bench to allow Malagasy Hassan Aly a more central role in midfield against his former club.
The win has greatly motivated St.Michel with manager Jean-Louis pointing out that it is a great morale booster for his side ahead of the Tusker match.
“We dominated this match especially in the first half where we created many chances. However, we expected a high tempo encounter as both teams are well ahead in their preparation and competing on the African continent.”
“As for this victory, we hope it will serve as a big morale-booster in our next test against Tusker FC next weekend."
St.Michel are expected in Nairobi on Thursday for the match to be played two days later at Kasarani. Anse Reunion are Gor Mahia's opponents in the Confederation Cup. Both teams tied 0-0 in the first leg match played at Nyayo Stadium.