Gamondi relishes prospect of facing Al Ahly


Stars beat the Indian Ocean islanders, USS Tamponnaise, 2-0 at home at the weekend, Gamondi concedes that their opponents are a strong side and the South Africans will need to be extra cautious when they travel to Reunion.

“It was important for us to score and not concede any goal. It was a good result for us even though I wanted more goals.

_quote “The visitors were a very good side. They looked like a European team, very disciplined, physically strong and tactically aware, so we need to put in extra effort to overcome them on their home ground.

“The hard work my players have given in recent games gives me great hope that we will advance to the next stage of the competition.”

Regarding the prospect of facing Egyptian champions Al Ahly in the next stage of the competition if they go past USS Tamponnaise, Gamondi says they will relish the opportunity of playing against the African Champions League kingpins.

“It will be very interesting to face a team that has been the best in Africa for past 10 years. This will be good for the team and great experience for my players.

“We are definitely hungry to get the chance of playing Al Ahly in the tournament so that we can gauge where we stand in relation to the best clubs on the continent.”