CAF Confederations Cup-Playoff Round
Proline FC vs Al Nasr
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
Sunday, 03-11-2019 @4pm
LUGOGO – Proline FC will be hoping to continue their decent run on the continent when they take on Al Nasr in the second leg of their playoff round clash in the CAF Confederations Cup.
After drawing 2-2 away from home in the first leg, Proline are slight favourites to make it to group stages of this year’s competition.
Matia Lule’s side have so far enjoyed a good debut season on the continent and who can blame them for not wanting to wake up from the dream.
They eliminated Masters Security in the preliminary round 3-0 on aggregate.
Proline then went on to defy odds and progress past Rwandese side AS Kigali 3-2 on aggregate in the first round of qualification.
After the draw in Egypt last week, confidence must be sky high in the camp as they bid to reach the groups at the first time of asking.
However, they form leading upto the contest has not been good as they lost all their last four league games before Sunday’s draw in Egypt.
What they are saying ahead of the game
Matia Lule, Proline FC head coach
“We got a good result and two away goals in the first leg but we should not get carried away as everything can change in an instant.
“Our task is to ensure we see out the advantage and progress to the group stages.
“However we expect a tough match but i am confident my team will get the job done in the end.”
Mustapha Mujuzi, Proline defender
“We the players are ready for the challenge ahead.
“We know it is going to be tough but we are in good condition to overcome the opposition and progress to the groups.
“We pray that God is on our side and we achieve the desired target.”
Proline have been boosted by the return to form of talented midfielder Bright Anukani. Anukani has been one of their outstanding performers in the competition and the 19 year old has already scored three goals in the competition.
However, Lule’s side will be without top scorer Ivan Bogeere who went AWOL. Bogere who has scored five goals so far is believed to have departed for the UAE where he hopes to complete a big money move.
For Al Nasr, they must be disappointed with them selves after failing to utilize home advantage in the first leg.
Playing the second leg away from home is always a tuff task and them being poor travellers, they must be worried already.
This is only the second meeting between the two sides with the first ending 2-2 last Sunday.
Proline will be playing their sixth match in the CAF Confederations Cup.
Lule’s side are full of confidence heading into the encounter as they are yet to lose a game in the competition (W2 D3).
At home, Proline are currently enjoying a 100% record having won all their previous two encounters.
For Al Nasr, they come into the game having won just two of their last 7 CAF Confederations Cup games (D3 L2).
Away from home, the Libyans have lost all of their last two, scoring just once and conceding four.