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Njogu's OB face difficult task in Switzerland

Oct 20, 2010, 2:13 PM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi

Gambia international Njogu Demba's Danish Super liga side OB will face a difficult task in their Thursday's UEFA Europa league group H clash away to the Young Boys of Switzerland.

Young Boys beat Spanish side Getafe 2-0 in the early stages of the group matches last month with home support.

OB, who received a 5-0 beating from FC Copenhagen on Sunday, lost 2-1 to Stuttgart after failing to utilise home advantage.

The OB squad will travel today to Bern for Thursday's European League crucial game, leaving behind Sunday's defeat at the park.

Team official Andreas Johansson said on the club's website: "It's okay. It is clear that there was a big disappointment after the FCK match, but that's football. It is history now, we've talked about what had gone wrong and then you go simply on. There is already a fight on Thursday so that is where our focus lies."

He added that it will certainly be a difficult game as the Young Boys have a huge advantage of playing on artificial turf in all their home games and have created some good results there.

The difference between ordinary grass and plastic is one of the biggest challenges faced by OB in Switzerland.

Johansson said again: "We must not make that much different than we normally do. We'll have a little more focus on the opponents than we usually do, and how we will meet them tactically. We have trained twice on artificial turf in Odense, and we get a workout in the stadium down there today. So hopefully when we get used to it somewhat, but otherwise, we mostly focus on Young Boys as a team. It is definitely a hard battle, and the table shows now that we need some points. It will be difficult, but we will certainly try to get something to take home."