Mpote bemoans missed Zebras chances

Zebras vs Tunisia PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG
Zebras vs Tunisia PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG

FRANCISTOWN: Interim Zebras coach Mogomotsi ‘Teenage’ Mpote believes that had it not been for wastefulness, the Zebras could have defeated Tunisia yesterday afternoon. The Zebras picked a point against Tunisia after the two sides played to a goalless draw in a Group J 2023 AFCON qualifier at the Obed Itani Chilume Stadium.

Mpote will hope that the draw will help the Zebras get back their qualifying campaign back on track after they lost their first match against Lybia last Wednesday. “I think we played well because we managed to close the left side which they use more often to launch their attacks. We could have taken one or two chances. We created chances but we lacked aggression upfront. It is something we have to work on going forward. We were a bit wasteful,” said Mpote in a post-match interview adding that the Zebras will have to ensure that they become ruthless at home if they want to qualify for the 2023 AFCON edition billed for Ivory Coast.

Tunisia started the match on a fairly good note. They tested the Zebras goalkeeper, Goitseone Phoko several times inside the first 15 minutes. They could have at least scored a goal (in the first 15 minutes) had it not been for Gaborone United goalkeeper, Phoko. He twice denied Mohammed Arbi on the ninth and 11th minute respectively. In the first instance, Phoko had to come out of the posts to avert the danger.

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