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Akbay unimpressed despite Bosso progress

05/10/2016 00:00:00
by SuperSport
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HIGHLANDERS coach Erol Akbay was not impressed by his charges despite storming into the Chibuku Super Cup semifinals after knocking out How Mine at Barbourfields Stadium.

It had to take the penalty shootout after a 1-1 regulation draw, with Highlanders going on to win 4-3 in the lottery.

Simon Munawa had given Highlanders an early lead but, the Bulawayo giants allowed How Mine to claw back through Godfrey Nguwodzawo on 30 minutes.

After both teams failed to break the deadlock, in a goalless second half, they needed the penalties to separate them.

Kuda Musharu and Munyaradzi Diya missed How Mine’s kicks to allow Highlanders passage into the semis.

But Akbay was not pleased with the way his men played.

“In Cup games you either get only one chance or you lose. We played well in the first 20 minutes or so but we then got defensive and went on the back foot which allowed them (How Mine) back into the match,” Akbay said.

“Our strikers did not become good after that. I had wanted to win the game inside 90 minutes but we could not do that. But penalties are part of the game and there was nothing else we could do. Now we will wait to see who we will play in the semi-finals and I am looking forward to another win for us.”

The last four draw will be conducted soon as Highlanders wait to know their opponents who could be any team between FC Platinum, Ngezi Platinum and Chibuku Cup defending champions Harare City.


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