Recreativo v APR (Feb.26)
APR have to negotiate their progress into the next round of the 2010 Orange Champions League minus Kabange Twite. The mobile midfielder, who scored in the first leg against Recreativo do Libolo before limping off in the second half, has failed to recover from a knee injury.
A close source to the club indicated that Kabange, who did not travel with the team to Ethiopia for today’s friendly against St. George is certain to miss the return leg were APR have a mountain to climb.
After being held to a 2-all draw in Kigali, the army side need a good result in Angola to qualify to the next round of Africa’s most coveted club competition but Erik Paske is not bothered by the task at hand.
The APR coach, who has been boosted by the return of three key players Kalisa Mao, Didier Kapet and Abbas Rassou, is confident his side can turn it out in Angola. “The spirit in the dressing room is promising and I know we can pull it off in Angola.”
After today’s friendly, APR will fly to Luanda tomorrow ahead of Friday’s return leg.
With Atraco also preparing to fly to Sudan for their Orange Confederation Cup return leg against El-Amal of Sudan, the league has been put on hold until March 6.