As Al Ahly gears up for their CAF Champions League clash against Medeama, coach Marcel Koller emphasizes the importance of seizing the home advantage.
With a remarkable record of 11 CAF Champions League titles, Al Ahly aims to strategically approach the game, balancing attacking and defending.
Koller, in a pre-match press conference, urged his players to maintain focus and use a smart approach against the Ghanaian side.
“I hope the players will be fully focused against Medeama,” Koller stated during the pre-match press conference. “We must balance attacking with defending since they are equally important.”
Acknowledging the challenges of gathering information on African teams, the Swiss coach revealed that he has extensively analyzed three Medeama matches to understand their strengths and weaknesses.
The coach’s emphasis on capitalizing on the home advantage resonates with Al Ahly’s legacy, where their passionate fans often play a crucial role in boosting the team’s performance. As they brace for the clash, Al Ahly hopes to navigate the complexities of the group stage and secure a positive result against a determined Medeama side.
“We must capitalize on the advantage of playing at home in front of our fans,” Koller remarked. “We need to be smart in our approach against the Ghanaian team to achieve the desired outcome.”
The anticipation builds, setting the stage for an intense battle in Cairo as Al Ahly and Medeama lock horns in pursuit of early success in the CAF Champions League.