Confederation cup

Elgeco ready to defeat URA in return leg

Published On 25/02/2015 | By AFS Staff | Africa, Best of the Rest, Latest News, Top Stories

Despite squandering their lead twice to lose 3-2, Elgeco Plus are confident of eliminating Uganda Revenue Authority in the CAF Confederations Cup.

The Madagascan outfit hopes to utilize their home advantage and script a result good enough to dump out the reigning Uganda Cup champions in a fortnight.

“We did well to score two goals away today,”” Elgeco’s Jose Rakotomavo told Africa Football Shop after that first leg defeat at Namboole Stadium early this month. “We were just unlucky to concede the winner,” he said.

Another player Mahefa Honore felt Frank Kalanda’s late winner was earned from an offside position. “We thought the referee had seen the scorer [Kalanda] tapped in a rebound from offside position,” Honore said.

But the men from the island nation are confident of turning around the result when both sides meet again in Antananarivo. “We can ably win the second leg,” Rakotomavo said.

“We only need to score two goals without conceding and that’s very possible in front of our home crowd,” chipped in Honore.

This is the second successive time that Elgeco are partaking in this continental showpiece. They were eliminated by Seychelles’ St. Michel United 7-6 on penalties after a 3-all stalemate on aggregate last year.

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