Nandwa, who doubles as Harambee Stars assistant coach, reveals to Goal that Ingwe will have difficult times in balancing between continental and local league
AFC Leopards’ tactician James Nandwa has admitted that they will have a tough time balancing between continental football and local league matches.
Nandwa, who doubles as Harambee Stars assistant coach, has however, called upon his players and the technical bench to sacrifice for them to succeed in their quest to win trophies this season.
Barely two days after playing Ethiopia’s Defense in the return leg of Caf Confederations Cup where they won 2-1 and qualified to next round on 4-1 aggregate, Ingwe makes a return to the local scene on Wednesday when they take on KCB in their first league match of the 2014 campaign.
“It is very tough because you find that we play a game almost after every 3 days which is very hectic. We are not playing against easy opponents and that makes our work difficult.
“We cannot complain because even in Europe players play for the national team, their clubs in the league, Cups and even Champions League and they still perform,” Nandwa told Goal.
“We have to sacrifice a lot this season because with our targets, there is no shortcut. To achieve success, we have to work extra hard and put in extra energy.”
Ingwe play KCB on Wednesday and Nandwa hopes they do well against the team that gave them problems last season.
“KCB is a very good team with good players. It will be tough against them but we are prepared to give our best and win. We will be rotating the squad at least to give the players, who have not played a chance.”