Chitembwe disappointed with draw

21 Mar, 2022 - 00:03 0 Views
Chitembwe disappointed with draw Lloyd Chitembwe


Blessing Malinganiza
CAPS United coach, Lloyd Chitembwe, says he was disappointed not to add a third straight victory after the Battle of Cities ended in a 1-1 draw at the National Sports Stadium yesterday.

Highlanders fought back in the second half to earn a point.


“Firstly, I want to congratulate both sets of players, it was a very good show they gave their all,” said Chitembwe.


“If we can get this kind of performance I think we could have a good league. I’m very impressed.


“But, from the result, I’m a bit disappointed because we were leading, we were poised for the three points but, in the second half, we kept dropping a bit and when you do that, it becomes very difficult.


“You will be inviting your opponents close to your goal and one mistake you get punished.


“This is what happened, we couldn’t recover and such was the case with their goal, we couldn’t recover at that mo-ment.


“I also want to congratulate Nqobizitha (Masuku).


“He did well in all aspects  and I thought it was a well-executed free kick, it had all aspects of a great goal, the trajectory of the shot and also the technique used, you look at the speed of the football.


“I thought it was a well executed goal.


“But, at the end of the day, we take the point and we are happy going forward but we are also a bit disappointed, we were looking forward to not conceding.”


He says he is happy with the progress they’ve made so far.


“I’m happy with the progress of the team, we are scoring in each game, which is a good sign,” he said.


CAPS broke the deadlock, 21 minutes into the match, when Clive Augusto pounced as Bosso failed to clear their lines, from a set piece.


Nqobizitha Masuku, who is having a dream start to the season, handed Bosso a lifeline with a stunning free-kick, his third goal from a set-piece, this season.


Bosso coach, Mandla “Lulu” Mpofu, said:


“I can’t complain as a coach, getting a point playing a team like CAPS, who are championship material,” he said.


“If you look at them, they’re a strong team with experience. “Then, again, I thought it was going to be a game of mistakes, any team that would make a mistake was going to lose but we tried to limit them, especially in the first half.


“It was a game of two halves.


“They did their job in the first half but we did ours in the second, made some changes and we looked very dangerous.


“And, I thought we could’ve scored in the open play from the chances we created and I must say I’m happy with the lads.


“It’s not easy but I think we are to compete and we are here to play.


“We are nine points away from the top teams which is about two and half games away and I think it’s getting exciting now and teams are separating from boys to men.”


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