Bloemfontein - Zimbabwe Coach, Nameclan Gorowa said his
team's plan was to wrap up the semi-final match against Libya in 90 minutes at
the third African Nations Championships (CHAN) in South Africa but that luck
ran against them.
Gorowa was sad when his team lost 5-4 on penalties in the
first semi-final match of the competition played at Free State Stadium,
Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Gorowa said that his boys dominated the match right from the
blast of the whistle, but that they lost several chances during the course of
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the match
ended goalless at full and extra times resulting to penalties, during which the
Zimbabweans came back with two chances of scoring in the shootout but fluffed
“We actually planned to wrap up the game in 90 minutes, but
luck ran against us. We dictated the tune of the match, we outplayed the
Libyans, but we could not score in the 90 minutes, he said.
According to him, the Libyans gave them no course to extend
the match beyond 90 minutes because the pace of the match was fully dominated
by his players.