- Wednesday, 04 April 2012
- Written by Modou Lamin Beyai
Kazma coach Milan Máčala is sweating in the fitness of Gambian international defender Abdou “Tea Boy” Jammeh ahead of the team’s Wednesday meeting with fellow Group B pacesetters Al Orouba of Yemen in the Asian Football Confederation [AFC] Cup.
Tea Boy Jammeh have been ever present as Kazma made a strong start to the campaign with a 1-1 draw against Arbil and 3-0 win over East Bengal, but is struggling to recover from injury in time to feature at Peace & Friendship Stadium in Kuwait City though the player himself confirmed that he is in camp with the team.
But Máčala is boosted by the return to fitness of Moroccan defender Mohamed Barakat, who played 90 minutes against both Arbil and East Bengal, while Cote d’Ivoire midfielder Mouhoube Somian is expected to feature after recovering from a muscle strain.
“We are looking forward to getting a positive result against Al Orouba because this match is important for us as we want to strengthen our position in the group and our chances to go through to the next round,” said former Bahrain coach Máčala, who saw his side lose 2-1 to Al Kuwait Sports Club on Friday.
Máčala added, “The match against Al Orouba will be very hard and we have warned the players not to underestimate our opponents and hopefully they can get a positive result on Wednesday.”
Abdou Jammeh and his Kuwaiti team are currently second in their AFC Group B, just a point behind table toppers Arbil SC who are with five points.