Kazembe: Mazembe were not good enough in 2018 CAF Super Cup

Kazembe: Mazembe were not good enough in 2018 CAF Super Cup
Pamphile Mihayo Kazembe

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sunday Feb 25, 2018. 16:00

TP Mazembe coach Mihayo Kazembe admitted that his side was not good enough against Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca on Saturday.

DR giants Mazembe were beaten 1-0 by Casablanca in the 2018 CAF Super Cup which was played at the Stade Mohamed V in Morocco.

“We had a tactics in place and we were following it, not that we were defensive. We wanted to attack on the counter whenever we had the ball,” Kazembe said.

“Unfortunately, all the balls we recovered, we were not quick and couldn’t take advantage the few times we had possession.

The only goal of the match was scored by Casablanca midfielder Amin Thigazaoui with seven minutes left on the clock.

“For the goal, I thought there was no foul because the player fell without any contact from my point of view,” he continued.

“However, the decision rest with the referee and we have to respect that. That is not to make excuses. I congratulate the player who scored from the free-kick.

“I must admit that we were not at our level today. We missed the services of some key players and we were punished for that.”

Mazembe qualified for the Super Cup after winning the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup, while Casablanca won the CAF Champions League last year.

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