Berekum Chelsea are on the ?battlefield? in far-away Cairo where they will cross swords with Zamalek at the Cairo Military Stadium tomorrow in their Africa Champions league game. Kickoff is at 6:00pm.
Though they are playing on a foreign land, the Ghanaians are optimistic that they will return home with all the points at stake, to breathe life into their semi-final dream.
Certainly, their opponent?s below-average performance in the competition, after a winless four games streak, could be one of the motivating factors.
Besides, the playing body had resolved to, by all means necessary, advance to the next stage of the competition.
And attesting to that fact, the competition?s top scorer Emmanuel Clottey, who turned 25 last Thursday, said in a telephone interview that words could not describe how focused the team was.
?It is as though we are possessed. We are speaking the same language and that is nothing but winning,? Clottey said.
?We know nothing short of victory will erase all the good works we have done. We don?t need anybody to tell us what is at stake; not even a draw will save us.
?We have promised to make amends for the Ahly mistake by playing well and crowning it with victory. I can?t really explain the feeling but we are in high spirits to go the extra mile,? Clottey added.
Cool, calm and collected board chairman Emmanuel Kofi Kyeremeh joined the team last Thursday evening to lend a hand to Nana Kwame Nketia, CEO of the club, Coach Hans Vander Plyum and his aid Annor Walker.
The other Group B encounter will see TP Mazembe with seven points hosting leaders Al-Ahly who have a leg firmly planted in the semis.
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum