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Mapeza – Luck Was Not On Our Side

Zimbabwe national team coach Norman Mapeza has reacted to his side’s stoppage time loss to Senegal on Monday.

The Warriors conceded a late penalty to the Lions of Terenga which saw them go down in a 1-0 loss in their CAF Africa Cup of Nations Group B opener on Monday.

Mapeza, though, was full of praise for his troops after the game – saying they have shown a good display against one of the big teams in the continent.

β€œCredit goes to my boys, I think we played very well. Nobody gave us a chance against a quality team like Senegal,” Mapeza told ZIFA after the match.

“If you look at the names in their squad, most of their guys are playing for top European clubs.

β€œI think we had some moments where we controlled the game. Luck wasn’t on our side. Credit to my boys, I think they worked their socks off.”

β€œNow we focus on our next game against Malawi.”

The Zimbabwean mentor has also spoken about the plans of the next encounter against Malawi – and revealed the target after their loss against Senegal.

β€œWe are going to work on our conversion rate. I think we did a lot in the final third, where we had some good opportunities. We also had some opportunities on set pieces,” he said.

β€œI am proud of my boys, we worked so hard. Our minds are now on the game against Malawi, where I think we need to give our all – so we can get maximum points.

β€œIf we can manage to get four points, we will get to the round of 16, that is where much of our focus will be against Malawi.”

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