Moloi blames bad luck


The team lost 2-1 to their Malawi counterparts on Saturday in a first round, second leg match played at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

Speaking to in a post-match interview, Moloi blamed bad luck for the loss which saw them exiting the competition on 3-1 aggregate following 1-0 defeat at Eldorado Park Stadium a fortnight ago.

"We conceded the first goal after a leftback's mistake and the second after another mistake by our rightback, otherwise we were on top of Malawi today. But we couldn’t score. It was the same case in the first leg when we dominated but could not put the chances away, unlike Malawi who took their chances," Moloi said.

He called on more friendlies for the Amajimbos to gain international footballing experience ahead of forthcoming international competitions.

"The boys need experience – in the absence of that, they will continue to struggle," Moloi said.

On the other hand, Moloi's Malawian counterpart John Kaputa said it was an exciting game full of thrills.

"It's mission accomplished for us and hard luck for South Africa. They tried their best but it was not going to be easy for them playing away after losing at home," he said.

Malawi will meet either Namibia or Zambia in the final round of the 2009 Algeria finals scheduled for March.

By Peter Kanjere in Blantyre