Absa Premiership

Phiri bemoans bad luck

2015-04-06 13:28
Coach Kinnah Phiri (Supplied)

Bethlehem - Following their 1-0 loss to Amazulu over the weekend, Free State Stars coach Kinnah Phiri believes that his side should have walked away victorious in the Absa Premiership relegation battle due to the number of chances created on the day.

Eila Koto’s chances of Premier Soccer League (PSL) survival took a backseat when they went down to Usuthu courtesy of the inform Mbulelo Mabizela's strike at the Moses Mabhida stadium on Saturday.

Despite Usuthu’s triumph on the day, the Malawian-born tactician has emphasized the fact that his side lost due to their bad luck in front of goal, not because of a poor performance.

Phiri, 60, also hinted that Amazulu were just fortunate to win their clash as his team was dominant for the duration of their entertaining encounter.  

“We did put in a good fight but it wasn’t to be,” said Phiri.

“We never thought that we’ll lose the match considering how we played.

“But most of the chances we have created in the second half should have won us the game.

“We could have been back in the game if we converted them.

“But it’s just unfortunate; we were just unlucky not to score.

“It’s not like Amazulu deserved to win, they didn’t deserve to win.

“They never played like a team who wanted to win.”

A loss for the Bethlehem based side kept them in the 14th place with only six games left but Phiri believes his charges will avoid an automatic relegation at the end of the season.

Phiri also said that they will be all out to win all their remaining games, starting with the game against Ajax Cape Town next week.

“There is nothing we can do now; we just have to look forward to the next match.”

“We are still going to fight and that’s not a big problem.

“We have a good team that can fight and this team is better than it was last year.

“We should just look into our next match coming up.

“And if we get some points there, it means we can come out of the relegation zone.” He added

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