Khamati, the replacement for Paul Were, arrived and immediately trained with the entire squad, as Ingwe prepares to protect a 2-0 advantageAFC Leopards' on Saturday received a major boost following the arrival of Michael Khamati ahead of their Caf Confederation Cup match against Defence of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa on Sunday.
Khamati, the replacement for Paul Were, arrived and immediately trained with the entire team, as Ingwe prepares to protect a 2-0 advantage gained during the first leg match played at Nyayo Stadium last weekend.
Ingwe coach James Nandwa was a relieved man after seeing Khamati join the team. "This a big boost to our chances of qualifying because we have no Were. Khamati will fit in well and might start in the match," Nandwa told Goal in Addis Ababa.
Despite the team's healthy score in the first leg, Nandwa has cautioned against complacency insisting he is out to get more goals away. "The only way we can ensure our qualification is to go out and get more goals and this is what we are here to do."
The home side will be looking to home advantage in trying overturn their first leg defeat.
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AFC Leopards' were eliminated from the same competition by Ethiopian club Banks, who won their return match 3-0 after going down in the first leg 3-1 in Nairobi four years ago.
There are three members of the AFC Leopards' squad, who were eliminated by Banks of Ethiopia and include Bernard Mang'oli, Martin Imbalambala and Osca Kadenge.
Imbalambala, who is the AFC Leopards' captain, scored one of the goals in the 2-0 win over Defence last Sunday.
Defence of Ethiopia is sponsored by the country's ministry of defence. It is one of the many Ethiopian Premier League teams based in Addis Ababa but does not enjoy as much support as St.George's and Ethiopian Banks.