The Zebras lost 1-2 to Mozambique on in the semi-finals of the COSAFA Cup, a defeat that denied the team their first ever final in the regional tournament.
They were to play Madagascar in the losers final. In an interview the Zebras Welfare Manager Sakaeyo Jannie said the team was let down by their own small mistakes.
“We lost because of our own mistakes that we committed. Mozambique came to us very strongly in the first half but we managed to contain them and we came back from behind for an equaliser. It is only the defensive lapses that we had that resulted in both goals which cost us the game,” narrated Jannie.
He said the team was focusing on the next game to redeem their pride.
Zebras reached this stage after beating the hosts South Africa 7-6 on penalties in the quarterfinals. The two teams had failed to find the back of the net in regulation time finishing 0-0.
The game between Zebras and Madagascar is expected to bring up fire works with both teams trying to prove a point against each other. The two reached the semi-finals after defeating favourites South Africa and Ghana respectively.