Sudan U23 player Mohammed Ankba remains optimistic his side Khartoum Club are capable of overturning a heavy 5-1 defeat against Maghreb Athlétique Sport [MAS] on Saturday.
The Sudanese club went to Morocco on a quest to remain in the CAF Confederation Cup. They are facing a tall order come this weekend in Khartoum to keep that dream alive. The striker is confident his side will bounce back this time.
“We did not expect such a heavy defeat in Morocco. We are one of the top teams in Sudan and we found it hard to swallow that defeat,” Ankba told Cafonline.com. “We will have a strong response on Saturday. We still want to continue in the Orange CAF Confederation Cup and this means we want to play well in every game that we have locally and continentally.”
The marksman promised the club will be more purposeful with their attacks on home soil to yield better results against the Moroccans. He said they have prepared adequately to produce more goals to progress to the next phase of the competition.
“It has been intense preparations and we will intensify our training and our Sudan super league matches will also help us. We will have played three competitive games by the time we play Mas, so that should help in preparing us adequately for this crucial match,” he added.