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Zimbabwe coach blames loss on ill-luck

30 January 2014, 15:03

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 match.

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 them.

“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.



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