Captain Joel Etouge told kick442.com after their CAF African champions league encounter that his team is going for the kill and nothing less in Congo, and he is not feeling the aftermath after pulling a hamstring in the game.
The captain who has seen large parts of the success of Union Mouvement Sportive of Loum in his own words when asked about the possibility of qualification said “Yes off course, we are going to look for the qualification in Congo. We know we would be victorious”.
It is much, much easier said than done, given the track record of Congolese teams back at home.
The emblematic skipper has played a huge part in turning this side to a machine. He was the target of most AS Vita club players in the middle of a park and as such sustained some tough knocks in their 0-0 all clash.
Tackles aimed at the captain led to him pulling a hamstring as he was brought down severally but looked to swallow the pains and continued leading by example. After the game, he told reporters that, “it is difficult for me to determine if I am fit now but I would sit with the doctor and see. I don’t think it’s bad”.
UMS would need their skipper, all the prayers, and luck in the days ahead – most specifically in the reversed fixture on August 23rd as they would venture into the land of the Leopards to take on AS Vita.