GREEN Eagles coach Aggrey Chiyangi says he is aiming to qualify his team to the quarterfinals of the Cecafa Kagame Cup.
Eagles, who are Zambia’s only representatives at the 2019 CECAFA Kagame Cup, started their campaign with a bang, beating Somalian club Heegan 2 – 0 in the opening match of the tournament.
Eagles will this afternoon play their second Group C match against APR FC of Rwanda in a 15:00 hours kick off.
Eagles faces a stern test at APR who have won the cup three times and also won their first match against Proline of Uganda.
Speaking after the game, Chiyangi said he was looking forward to winning today’s encounter and secure a slot in the quarterfinal.
“The most important thing is that we have won the game. When you are in a tournament, the most important thing is to win the opening game. We played a good team, maybe they [Heegan] only made a few mistakes in defence. They are a good side,” Chiyangi said.
“We are going to work very hard because we know that beating APR means we are through to the quarterfinals, so we will do our best.”
Chiyangi said APR was a good side that was not going to go down easily but would help them scale the team.
“It is one of the toughest games that we are going to play but the only thing is that we are here to play against the strongest team in this region so that we can gauge our team. We already have a plan in place and we are going to make sure that we fight very hard,” said Chiyangi.
Winner of the tournament will pocket $30,000 and runners up will take home $20,000.