Township Rollers coach Nikola Kavazovic believes the game against KCCA will be decided by small details and doesn’t expect a lot of goals.
The two sides are known for attacking football but the Serb doesn’t think the game will be high scoring like many people expect.
The Botswana reigning champions hosts their Ugandan counterparts on their debut group stages match of the CAF Champions League on Friday evening.
“We have our advantages, they have their advantages and I think small details will decide the game,” said Kavazovic. “We are both debutants in the competition and that pressure will bring a mistake,” he added.
They are an attacking team, we are an attacking team but I don’t expect many goals.
The 42 year old also says that whatever the outcome on the day, it won’t be a surprise at this stage of the competition.
“This is our first game in the group stages,” he lamented. “If you watch the UEFA CL and AFC, first round brings a lot of surprises. In this game, any result at the end of the day will not be surprise.
In reference to his team’s achievement of becoming the first Botswana side to reach this stage, the Serb borrowed Vipers coach Miguel Da Costa’s words labeling his players as ‘best in the world.’
Township Rollers have extremely good players and they for me the best in the world. I wouldn’t change them for the entire Barcelona squad.
For me at the moment, they are the best in the world because they did something that Botswana only dreamt of. In the end, they did it. Not any one, not me, they did.
On how good his opponents on the day, Kavazovic revealed how he felt sorry for the Ugandan side when they were denied a place in the CAF Champions League group stages by Sundowns in the last minutes.
“KCCA proved themselves on several occasions in CAF competitions,” he lamented. “Last season, they had Mamelodi. I am not fan of KCCA or Sundowns but felt sorry due to the manner Sundowns edged them.
And also, in group stages of CAF CC, one goal they conceded in victory 3-1 over FUS Rabat separated them from quarter finals. And we are speaking about same team so that’s experience.
Township Rollers is home to Ugandan international midfielder Ivan Ntege.