Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cooreman blames heavy loss on naivety

Maurice Cooreman has attributed Sunday’s weighty loss of his team, Kaduna United in the Caf Confederation Cup to their inexperience.

On Sunday, Kaduna United capitulated by 1 – 4 to Angola’s GD Interclube in Luanda in Group A of Caf’s second tier club competition.

The Nigerian club are making their first appearance on the continent and Cooreman believes the inexperience of his players led to the mauling in the hands of Interclube.

“We showed that we were too inexperienced against our opponents. The boys could not withstand the Interclube side, who were better than us throughout the match,” said Cooreman.

But the Belgian coach is still confident that his team still stand a good chance of reaching the semis.

Kaduna United are currently third with five points in Group A of the Caf Confederation Cup.

Cooreman’s men will still have the ambition of qualifying for the last four if they can defeat Club Africain of Tunisia in second position by three-nil to tie them on eight points and edge them by superior goals difference.

The Kaduna United manager is confident his side can pick themselves up and run over Club Africain at the Kaduna Township Stadium on September 18.

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