Tuesday Jun 14, 2016. 09:53
Kingsley Sokari has apologized to fans of Tunisian club CS Sfaxien after they failed to clinch a spot in next year’s CAF Champions League.
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At the weekend, Sfaxien finished third in the Tunisian league behind champions Etoile du Sahel and runners-up Esperance.
Sokari scored the fifth goal in the 48th
minute as Sfaxien romped to a 6-0 win over Kasserine on the final day of the Tunisian Ligue 1 championship.
Despite the wide-margin victory, Sfaxien could not displace Esperance from second place on the table, settling for the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup.
The former Enyimba midfield maestro told AfricanFootball.com: “It was quite disappointing that we could not qualify for the Champions League because we fought hard for it.
“But I want our fans to take consolation in the fact that we are still going to play continental competition next year (2017 CAF Confederation Cup).
“That is an improvement from this year and I believe that by next season we will do better to get one of the Champions League slots.”
Sfaxien had maintained a place in the top two spots of the Tunisian league 1 most of the season but slipped to third place after they surprisingly lost 1-0 to Zarzis last Thursday.
“It was a late goal and that loss really put us back. We still believed that we could still get second place though, but even after scoring six goals in the last match, it was not to be.
The 21-year-old Sokari is at Sfaxien with another Nigerian, Junior Ajayi.