Zambia's Wedson Nyirenda rues 2-0 loss to South Africa

Zambia's Wedson Nyirenda rues 2-0 loss to South Africa
Wedson Nyirenda

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Mar 26, 2018. 15:30

Zambia national team coach Wedson Nyirenda has rued their 2-0 loss to South Africa on Saturday evening in the final of the Four Nations tournament at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.

The Chipolopolo boss said the Four Nations loss is painful because they dominated the proceedings, but could not convert their chances in front of goal.

"It was a very painful defeat," Nyirenda told

"We had controlled the game for most parts of the 90 minutes. But South Africa were too clever in the way they were handling the pressure.

“When we pinned them, we put them under pressure, they would come out and when they came out, they were looking so dangerous.

"In the first half they looked very slow, when they got a chance through Tau they missed it. But I think we missed most of the chances. We created a lot of them. If we were to bury the game, it was going to be in the first half.

"All in all, we played a good game; there is nothing much we can worry about. Yes we lost the game, but there is something we can do about it."

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