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Wed, 07 Mar 2018 09:39 - Updated Wed, 07 Mar 2018 09:39

AfroCup: "Team played sluggishly" - coach

Luanda - The coach of Petro de Luanda, Beto Bianchi, said last Tuesday that the nil-nil draw with SuperSport United team of South Africa was due to the fact that his squad played sluggishly.

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Petro de Luanda coach, Beto Bianchi.

Photo: Henri Celso

The coach spoke to the press after the said game, which was a first-leg encounter of the penultimate eliminatory round qualifier for the group stage of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup.      

According to the Spanish-Brazilian coach, his team started the game in an awkward manner and showed some nervousness, having only managed to show a better controlled game in the second half.  

Despite the draw at home, Petro’s coach said he is optimistic about a good result in the second-leg encounter, scheduled for 16 March, in Pretoria.

Beto Bianchi also commended the posture of the SuperSport squad.

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