Fathi reflects on CAF Cup draws

 Fathi reflects on CAF Cup draws

By Mercy Chewe
Napsa Stars coach Mohammed Fathi has emphasised that there are no easy draws after his team was paired in Group B of the CAF Confederation Cup against Algerian giants JS Kabylie, Cottonsport of Cameroon and Tunisian side RS Berkane.

The Lusaka side will kick-off its Group B campaign against defending champions RS Berkane away in Morocco on March 10 before hosting JSK on March 17 in Lusaka.

“There is no easy group, there is no tough group in continental, what we need to do is work very hard. We know we are playing the defending champions, it won’t be an easy game but I follow their league and I also watched their final against Pyramids of Egypt and we will prepare for them,” Fathi said.

“I can give them respect but not too much respect because if I respect them too much, I will lose the game. So we respect them for their history but when the game starts, we don’t respect them.

Napsa remain unbeaten in their debut CAF season.

“But I know all of them, especially the Algeria team JS Kabylie while Cotonsport we have more information on then because of the fact that they knocked out Green Eagles. But I also have more information about Berkane and especially the Algerian team, I know it very well,” Fathi added.

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