Angels coach upbeat despite FA Cup defeat

Police XI goalkeeper, Bokamoso Moeba kept his side in the Orange FA Cup with his brilliant saves PIC: POLICE XI
Police XI goalkeeper, Bokamoso Moeba kept his side in the Orange FA Cup with his brilliant saves PIC: POLICE XI

FRANCISTOWN: Eleven Angels coach Seemo Mpatane feels that his side could have got more from their Orange FA cup last 16 match against Police XI.

Angels surrendered an early first half lead to lose 2-1 in an encounter that was played at the Obed Itani Chilume Stadium over the weekend. "We matched our opponents for the better part of the match. We were just unlucky not to win the match or at least push for penalties. Losing is part of the game," said Mpatane. He added: "Their goalkeeper got the Man of the Match which shows that we had a great match." Mpatane says that he is very happy for his players despite exiting the competition. "It was the first time we reached this stage of the competition.

That on its own shows that my team has done very well, which is why I have no reason to be disappointed," added the coach. Angels started the match on a very lighter note. They kept the visitors' goalkeeper, Bokamoso Moeba very busy in the opening stages and they were rewarded for their efforts in the 21st minute when forward Monty Enosa turned his marker inside the box before unleashing a powerful shot that gave the visitor’s goalkeeper no chance. The hosts could have scored the second goal four minutes later when Enosa set up fellow forward Mompati Mbidzo but the latter's well executed shot hit a defender. The Jungle Kings slowly got back into the match and they nearly found their much needed equaliser in the 32nd minute but striker Pako Gaofose's clean header fell straight in the hands of Angels goalkeeper, Keletso Lekuni. In the 34th minute Enosa had another chance to extend Angels lead but sent his shot wide after he had been let loose by defenders.

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