Chelsea Vow To Punish Ahly
8/18/2012 5:01:08 PM -
Chelsea are still licking their wounds as regards the 1-4 defeat they suffered when they last met Al-Ahly in Cairo.
However, indications are that the Ghanaians have considered Sunday's Group B return leg an opportunity to avenge the Cairo loss.
Striker Emmanuel Clottey may not give his best shot due to fatigue as a result of the China trip, but the introduction of Bismark Idan will certainly compliment his efforts in attack.
To Clottey, the expectation to equal the 13-goal record set by Enyimba's Stephen Worgu could be a motivating factor for him and his colleagues.
He believes the return leg offers them the chance to pay their opponents in their own coin, stating in an interview, 'Things went bad for us in the first leg, the referee was not fair to us. We believe fair officiating coupled with determination, we will finish as victors.'
Chelsea returned home from the Cairo fiasco admitting the fact that things did not go the way they expected and the technical team gave the assurance of making amends.
Unlike the visitors who have a leg firmly planted in the semi final stage after recording three wins, the Kyeremeh men, with four points on the table, need nothing short of victory to keep their semi final dream on course.
The North Africans have started mind games already, rejecting their host's accommodation and choosing a different accommodation -Oak Plaza Hotel, East Airport.
But Chelsea seem unperturbed about their guests' action, according to their operations manager Nana Oduro Sarfo.
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum