The visitors have what can be considered a commanding advantage against the Seychellois side, St Michel courtesy a 3-0 win from the first leg tie, but their coach, Dutchman Mart Nooij is taking nothing for granted in Saturday’s clash.
However Nooij who is in his second spell with the Ethiopian champions wants his team to give a good display as they aim to leave their mark in their continental campaign.
“It is important for our club to use such international platform to publicise our brand of football on the continent and therefore we will play a very solid match and our obligation is to beat our opponent at home though they are a good team and we must at all cost show them respect.
“I think it is going to be an interesting match but we are also 90-minutes from qualification,” the St George coach said as he added that he expects to be at full squad comprising of six Ethiopian internationals, two Ugandans and others who are hoping to confirm their passage to the next stage where the winner will face holders TP Mazembe of DR Congo, who drew a bye at the preliminary round.
St Michel aim for home win
Meanwhile the Seychelles champions St Michel are aiming for a home win to restore lost pride after the humiliating loss in Addis Ababa a fortnight ago.
Head coach Andrew Jean-Louis said that the players are geared up for this second leg match and eager to prove a point.
“The players are really motivated to win this match and we are quite confident to come out victorious. Though we know it will take a colossal effort to overturn the score, we believe in our chances in front of our fans,” he remarked.