David ‘Calabar’ Owino has warned his steam Napsa Stars to be wary of Gor Mahia in their preliminary round of the CAF Confederation Cup.
The Zambian club has been paired with the Kenyan champions who were eliminated from the CAF Champions League. The Kenya defender has stated his teammates will have to be clinical in front of the goal to stand a chance of getting into the group stages.
“As Napsa we have to go with a very strong mentality because Gor Mahia is not a pushover,” Owino told the club’s media team.
“Though they are struggling financially, they are very experienced in continental competitions.
“Most of their players are in the national team and are experienced when it comes to these competitions. They will want to score first and show they are better than us.
“So it will be difficult but my teammates have to be mentally strong, fight for each other and try as much as possible to come out with something positive. We go out there, fight for a positive result, come and finish it at home.”
The veteran defender has further revealed how it feels playing at home, where he started his game.
“Gor Mahia is a good team, they have been playing in the continental assignments for some time,” the former Zesco United defender continued.
“So as Napsa, all we have to do is prepare adequately. It is not going to be easy but if we prepare well, become mentally strong and work as a team, we will stand a chance of advancing to the group stage.
“It is always a pleasure going back to play in the pitches you started from, where people know you much better. Coming to this competition is all about work and the team you are representing.
“For me as a player is to do my work and ensure my team wins.”