Fomboni FC striker Winster Phiri has heaped praise on Big Bullets ahead of the second leg of the Champions League at the Kamuzu Stadium but expects his experience in the Malawi TNM Super League to give them an edge.
The former Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Blue Eagles striker, who was a revelation under Deklek Nsakakuwona, has since taken up a role with the Comoros Islands giants, scoring more than 10 goals in the league since his arrival.
“We know it is going to be a difficult game and we will be the underdogs but we came for a good result, have prepared well and hopefully we can achieve it,” Phiri said .
“Being back here at home is great for me, playing at Kamuzu Stadium after a long time will be fantastic. I have had some good moments here, scored a couple of goals, and also had some bad moments.
“Everyone knows Bullets are a good team – they play football the way football should be played and make beautiful things happen. They have a huge following and we are aware it will not be easy on Saturday.
“I have explained to my teammates that it will be difficult on Saturday because we will be playing with a team which has a huge following,” he explained.
“On Saturday l want to help my team-mates and my team, with my goals because we have to progress to another round no matter what. You win together and lose together as a team, if we can play as a team on Saturday, not like individuals, then we have a chance,” he added.
Phiri, however was dissapointed with the poor reception in Malawi.
For instance, he said they were given a poor bus from Lilongwe to Blantyre forcing some of the players to stand from the capital city to the commercial city.
He also said they had to wait for hours at their hotel before rooms were prepared.
Phiri also added that they were forced to sleep at Karonga boarder due to visa problems.
“It is unfair that Bullets was warmly welcome in Comoros yet here we have been mistreated,” said Phiri.
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