Al-Taraji striker in Saudi Arabia, Marcellin Koukpo, also spoke about the Cheetahs’ next match against the Mambas of Mozambique, counting for the 6th day of the CAN 2023 qualifiers. And the striker assures that his people are determined to win.
The Benin Cheetahs are gathering in Cotonou, as part of the CAN 2023 qualifiers. The Beninese will face Mozambique on September 9 in Maputo, on the sixth day of the qualifying phases.
Under the leadership of coach Gernot Rohr, the wild animals carried out their first training session this Monday, as part of this decisive shock. It was the General Mathieu Kérékou stadium in Cotonou which served as the setting for this first exchange between the Franco-German technician and his men.
At the end of the work, Marcellin Koupko, also involved, spoke to the local press. And the Al-Taraji striker in Saudi Arabia is aware of what the Beninese people want to see again, his selection To defend the national colors at the final phase of an African Cup of Nations.
“… It’s a match that will be played tactically. You don’t have to throw yourself away, otherwise you can cash in. The best thing to do is not to concede, but to go and score… Mentally, we are ready. We know what awaits us. And already, the first thing to do is to further gain the trust of the people. Which is not easy to do, but we will do it. We will go to Mozambique to win. We are aware of the situation. We are going to please you (Beninese people Editor’s note) and also please ourselves and go to the CAN », suggested the 28-year-old center forward at the microphone of The Morning.
Before inviting the sports public provided its always support. “ I ask the Beninese sports public to give us the confidence we need, not to throw stones at us anytime soon, to let us do the work we have to do first, and they will see the result », he wished. As a reminder, the Mozambique-Benin match is scheduled for next Saturday in Maputo from 3 p.m. (GMT).