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Mon, 13 Jan 2020 15:11 - Updated Mon, 13 Jan 2020 15:11

Football: Coach blames use of novice athletes for elimination

Huambo - The head coach of Ferrovia do Huambo João Pintar said that the inexperience of the newly arrived players and rarely used athletes were the main cause of their elimination in the 16th round of Angolan Cup, following the 2-4 loss to 1º de Maio de Benguela.

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Jõao Pimtar told a press conference at the of the match that the new reinforcements and rarely used players of the squad proved to be ineffective due to the lack of experience in competitions of this level.

The assistant coach of 1º de Maio de Benguela, António Coimbra, who praised the team for the victory, said that his team will continue working to win the next games.

Following their elimination in the Angola Football Cup, Huambo province-based  team focus on Championship to ensure stay put in the country’s football top competition.

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