Ngezi Platinum Stars coach Tonderai Ndiraya was left disappointed after some of his senior players refused to take penalties during their Chibuku Super Cup first round game against Herentals on Saturday.
Madamburo lost the match 4-3 in the shootouts after it had ended 1-1 in regulation time. Liberty Chakoroma, Keith Murera and Donald Teguru converted their kicks, while Godknows Murwira and Tatenda Mchisa failed to score.
Polite Moyo, Malon Mushonga and Frank Makarati, however, declined to take the penalties, leaving Ndiraya fuming.
“We trained for the penalty kicks throughout the week, but I am not happy with some of my senior players who refused to take penalties at the last minute,” he said.
“It is the second year running now that we have lost in the first round and it is quite disappointing.
“I thought we had done well to score a goal early in the game, but we switched off after that goal,” he added.