Medics blamed for Warriors 1-nil loss to Chipolopolo

Medics blamed for Warriors 1-nil loss to Chipolopolo
Published: 2016 January 21 06:33:05 (2243 Views)

WARRIORS coach, Kalisto Pasuwa, believes the medical team should take the blame for the 1-0 defeat to neighbours Zambia in a tightly-contested Group D African Nations Championship (Chan) opener on Tuesday.

Yesterday, Pasuwa said they could have avoided defeat had the medical team communicated with him in time.

"If you could see the goal they scored, it was due to the fact that we had one boy — a centre back who went out injured and we were waiting for communication from the doctor so we could bring on another player and it took a long time before a decision was made and they scored. I think we could have avoided that goal," he said.

Pasuwa watched his charges, who dominated the entire first half slumping to a defeat courtesy of veteran forward Isaac Chansa’s solitary strike in the 59th minute.

The goal came when the Warriors were one-man down following an injury to defender Elisha Muroiwa after he clashed with Zambia’s Stephen Kabamba.

It took the medical team almost six minutes to treat the injured player, while Pasuwa was waiting for communication from the medical team for him to bring on another player.



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