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PERRY MUTAPA: WE PLAYED IN THE OPPONENTS’ TRAP

Zambia Under 20 coach Perry Mutapa has expressed disappointment in his teams’ penultimate loss against Mozambique.

Mutapa who was speaking to the ZamFoot Crew highlighted that “despite having won all the three games, our past results didn’t matter and we needed to win the game today and it is a bitter pill to swallow.”

The Power Dynamos gaffer also noted that his lads played in the opponents trap whenever they pumped the balls up contrary to instructions.

“We needed to penetrate because Mozambique sat back and what went wrong was that we needed to have the patience and have more penetrating passes to reach the box,” the former Chipolopolo midfielder said.

“We knew how the opponents would play and we planned for this but what is more painful is that though we planned things didn’t go as planned and we needed to win in 90 minutes, ” He added

On to his team, the former Lusaka Dynamos coach highlighted that “it’s important to work hard in life and though the experience is painful, the boys must not dwell on what has happened and the onus is on them to come back stronger. It’s not easy to bring them up but it’s a lesson learned for the boys and this just calls for more perseverance”.

Zambia missed out on a chance to play at the under 20 tournaments after losing out on penalties to 10 man Mozambique.

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3 Comments to PERRY MUTAPA: WE PLAYED IN THE OPPONENTS’ TRAP

  1. TV chair coach says:

    What bitter pull. You asked for it. You had no plan B despite being an extra man. Penalties were hit into reachable areas. You just never learn the art of taking penalties Perry! Players need to be taught places where even if the keeper divided to it would be impossible to stop the ball. Mozambique could have actually saved another poorly placed Zambian penalties.

  2. Kasama Boy says:

    The Team desperately needed Jonathan Munalula. This team lacked that cutting edge in almost all games scored.
    Its good Prince Mumba has been selected Player of the Tournament. I wonder what would have been had Jonathan been there.
    Ba Fole mwatutana cup, na participation at U20 AFCON naka World Cup appearance.
    Infact all Zambian teams at this year’s COSAFA tournament were very good. I must commend all coaches for the preparations they put in.
    In future can Kamanga and the FAZ put it as law that if you don’t allow a player to go for a national team call up, you also don’t use that player in your game.

  3. GSK11 says:

    Agree with Kasama Boy- no cutting edge. The really strong winds didn’t help. Prince Mumba was the player to watch and was on the end of several fouls by Mozambique.
    Congratulations though to COSAFA champs Mozambique.

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