MC Algiers Manager, Bernard Casoni believes his side are in Lagos to beat MFM FC in today’s CAF champions league first round first leg tie against the Olukoya boys at the Soccer Temple.
Casoni whose side had their final warm-up session yesterday in Agege boasted that he knows nothing about MFM FC because the club doesn’t have any rich history.
The Algerian tactician further hinted that coming to Nigeria is not a question of whether they want to win because he actually feels they will beat MFM in Lagos.
Meanwhile, the Club’s sporting director Kaci Said has lashed out at Nigeria’s MFM for what he believes are destabilizing tactics ahead of the teams’ CAF Champions League clash.
MFM will host MCA for the first leg of a first round tie at the Agege Stadium in Lagos on Wednesday afternoon.
The North Africans visitors have complained after their 35-man delegation was only granted a minibus for the transfer from the airport to their hotel, necessitating two trips back and forth. They have also not been visited by any member of the Algerian consulate.
Kaci Said emphasized that MFM’s tactics won’t affect MCA’s focus and added that the Nigerians will be treated well when they head to Algeria for the return game on March 16.
“You know we have become accustomed to these practices of African clubs that act to destabilize the opponent. It will not affect the concentration and determination of the team,” Said is quoted by Le Buteur.
“We are psychologically prepared for any eventuality. We know they will do everything to destabilize us.
“But we are armed to resist all this. But we at the return match, we will receive our guests warmly because we are far from these practices,” Said concluded.