Bring on Meddie Kagere! Musa Mohammed says ahead of crucial tie
Ahead of a potentially explosive clash next weekend, Nkana FC’s Kenyan international central defender Musa Mohammed has sounded the war drums by stating that he ‘doesn’t fear’ Simba’s deadly forward Meddie Kagere.
Mohammed’s Zambian side will take on Tanzanian champions at the Nkana Stadium in Kitwe in the first round match of the Caf Africa Champions League on December 15 before the teams clash again in Dar es Salaam on December 23.
Thus, Mohammed will be tasked with marking the free-scoring Rwandan striker with whom he once played at Gor Mahia.
The two players spent three fruitful seasons at K’Ogalo, winning three league titles together.
Mohammed left the Kenyan champions early this year for a brief stint in Europe, before settling at Nkana.
Kagere, on the other hand, made a surprise mid-season switch to the Msimbazi Street based club in what was estimated to be a Sh5 million deal.
Now the two former team mates will have their first reunion, albeit as opponents playing for their respective new clubs.
“I know him very well and he also knows me. He is a good player because he converts most of his chances. But we shouldn’t fear him because there is enough quality in our squad to take care of them and score goals,” Mohammed told Nairobi News.
Both teams have had easy passage to round one of the competition.
Nkana, who finished second in the Zambian league last season, beat Mozambique’s UD Songo 3-1 over two legs while Simba spanked Mbabane Swallows of Swaziland 8-1.
The winner of the tie will progress to the group stage of the competition with a prize money of Sh58 million at stake.