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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