Pasuwa blames poor officiating for Warriors defeat

Zimbabwe Warriors coach Callisto Pasuwa has blamed lack of concentration on the part of his players for the crashing 4-2 loss at the hands of Tunisia to bow out of Gabon AFCON 2017 at the group stage.

Speaking at the post match press conference, Pasuwa said the Ivorian referee Denis Dembele made questionable decisions which forced his players to react. Pasuwa also attributed the loss to a poor showing in the first half.

“We lacked concentration maybe in first minutes of the game and maybe that made us lose the game.

“You can see the way we were leaving them unattended and allowing them to shoot at goal .In the second half it was becoming better though.

“I thought also they reacted to the officiating and frustration crippled in their heads and they were doing unnecessary tackles that ended up costing us at the end of the day.” Pasuwa said.

The Warriors suffered a humiliating 4-2 defeat to the Tunisians which virtually eliminated the team from AFCON 2017.


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