RUGBY AFRICA CUP

Zimbabwe boss rues missed chances in Morocco stalemate

Zimbabwe Sables coach Peter De Villiers candidly admitted that his charges did not put their best foot forward in their 23-all draw with Morocco in the Africa Gold Cup opener staged at the Harare Sports Club last Saturday. 
In what was De Villiers’ first international assignment since his appointment in February, the hosts put up a far from ideal showing especially on kicking.
“When you come you don’t come to any game to lose it, the chances that you do get I think in any international game I don’t care what level you playing you, don’t take it they will punish you, but we are all alive and when you are alive there is hope,’’ De Villiers said.
“We didn’t get it fast second phase ball to run with, there was a lot of great confrontations on the ground, the legality of it doesn’t have a discussion here but slowed the ball a bit down we couldn’t do it.”
“There were patches that we really controlled it and then lost the ball by bad passing so again a game of missed chances,’’ he added.
“There is a lot of positives, we are not down and out but we are not very happy for not taking our chances,’’ De Villiers concluded.
Zimbabwe’s second assignment will be an away tie against Kenya on 30th June.

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