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Sautu: I don’t think we will be welcomed home

Zambia U20 stand in captain Spencer Sautu moaned his team’s early exit from the tournament stating that he was not even sure if he and his colleagues will be welcomed back home.

Speaking in Senegal in the aftermath of the team’s exit, a distraught Sautu said losing all three games was devastating and a bitter pill to swallow.

“It is really devastating to have lost all three games at the tournament, It is a bitter pill for us,” the Green Eagles midfielder said.

“People back home won’t be happy with this kind of performance and I don’t think we will be welcomed home. However, we have learnt a lot from this tournament and the level of football has been high,” he concluded.

The Hector Chilombo coached side tumble to a 1 – 0 loss to Mali in the first match before giving away a 1 – 0 lead to lose 2 – 1 against Ghana.

The worst was still to come as they were walloped 5 – 2 by South Africa in the closing match of the group stage.

The team is expected to arrive in the country on Monday evening about 21:00hrs.

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