Astute Ghanaian coach J. E. Sarpong has advised Ghana Premier League champions Medeama SC ahead of Horoya AC clash on Saturday afternoon.
He has asked the Mauve and Yellow outfit to not play a defensive game against the Reds in view of defending their two goals advantage.
Medeama won the first leg by a 3-1 scoreline in Ghana at the Cape Coast stadium and could qualify for the next stage if they avoid a 2-0 defeat away from home.
“In Africa we don’t have advantage at home or away, the way you approach the game tactically and the approach you adopt when you are going away to play” he said.
“If you go there and you try to sit back, you are in trouble. So I expect Medeama SC to open up and play and face them one on one” he said continued.
The veteran coach advised the team to play a more open game rather than to sit back and defend and absorb the pressure.
“They will be able to qualify and come back but when they sit back and try to absorb pressure with the view that they will go on counter, you don’t know the Arsenal of those people you are going to play”.