AFTER opening his CAF Confederation Cup goal chapter against Al Ahly Tripoli on Friday, Biashara United’s Deogratius Mafie said discipline and hard work were the ingredients which made them winners on the day.
Mafie contributed the first goal in their 2-0 win over the Libya side at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam to stand a good chance of marching forward in the competition prior to the second leg meeting soon.
His teammate Atupele Green sealed the deal in the second half as he fired from a distance to put his team two goals up after enjoying a dominant play throughout the tense match.
The Mara based giants have therefore managed to maintain their 100 per cent performance in the contest as from their three matches played, they have scored five goals without conceding, a remarkable feat for them.
“I feel great to score today (Friday) and help my team snatch an important home win.
We still have another away match to play as such; we must prepare ourselves well to win again in Libya. “As a striker, I am ready for the second leg and the most important thing is for our supporters to keep on backing us in all the games we are going to play,” he said.
On his part, Green who scored the stunning second goal narrated that their game plan worked better for them as such, they need to undergo serious preparations to replicate the same results away.
He, however, labelled their opponents as not a bad side either saying they too played very well on the day only that they failed to score goals.
However, nobody from Al Ahly Tripoli was willing to provide his remarks after the setback which was painful to them especially knowing in advance that they lost to the competition’s debutants.
Biashara United are playing in the Confederation Cup for the first time and their level of performance seems to be upgrading game after game.
Before facing the Libyans, Patrick Odhiambo’s men defeated FC Dikhil of Djibouti with an aggregate 3-0 victory something which boosted the team a lot and make them ready to take on any opponents standing on their p