B. Sathianathan, the head coach of ATM, has expressed his concern on how to stop Kelantan’s import player Dickson Nwakaeme when both teams meet again this Friday for the second leg of the 2013 Malaysia Cup semifinal.
Sathia stated that he will try his best to find a strategy for the team to overcome Nwakaeme’s strength, as he described him as the most dangerous player in a Red Warriors' shirt.
According to Sinar Harian, Sathia said: "Not just him, Norfarhan [Muhammad] and Badhri Radzi also have their own strengths and it can be said that most of the Red Warriors players are really strong.
"So I have to overcome this problem, especially in stopping [Nwakaeme].
"I also need to make sure that my players regain their confidence for the second leg."
Despite admitting that Kelantan have the advantage over them and labeling them as one of the best teams in M-League so far, he still insists that anything can happen in football.
"Anything can happen in football, as the last time we came to Kota Bharu and we won 3-1.
"So I am confident that my boys will rise, but we have to realise that it is not an easy task to beat Kelantan on their own turf," he added.
Kelantan and ATM will meet each other this Friday in the second leg as the Gladiators are looking to overturn a 2-1 deficit and turn the tie in their favour.