CNaPS coach Patrick Andriambololona has ruled out FC Platinum from progressing past Otoho D’oyo in the next round of the CAF Champions League.
In a candid post-match comment, Adriambololona insinuated that the Zvishivane side benefitted from ‘favourable’ officiating in both legs and will find it difficult in the next round of the competition.
“There were some issues with the referees. I am sorry to say this, but there are some goals that we scored in Madagascar that were denied. The refereeing was not fair at all, and there was a red card that was supposed to be given, but it wasn’t. I don’t see them doing well in the next round because it’s tough and they won’t stand it,” said Adriambololona.
FC Platinum needed a second-half strike from leading marksman Rodwell Chinyengetere to win the match 1-0 and progress on a 2-1 aggregate having drawn 1-1 in Madagascar.
The Norman Mapeza-coached side will now meet Congolese outfit Otoho D’oyo who advanced at the expense of favourites Primeiro Agosto of Angola courtesy of an away goal rule after 4-4 aggregate draw.