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Players' Failure To Follow Instructions Cost Us, Says Mapeza

Players' Failure To Follow Instructions Cost Us, Says Mapeza

Warriors coach Norman Mapeza has blamed his players for the 1-2 loss to Malawi on Friday at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Cameroon.

Zimbabwe became the first country to be eliminated from the 2021 AFCON finals after losing the must-win Group B match against Malawi at Kouekong Stadium in Bafoussam on Friday evening.

Speaking at a post-match Press conference on Friday, Mapeza blamed the defeat on his players’ failure to play implement his game-plan. He said:

Our game management failed us today as we lost very easy balls and conceded easy goals.

We had a good game plan but the players never followed the instructions.

We gave away soft goals, we failed on game management after we had scored in the first half, only to conceded four minutes later and with two minutes to go to half time.

For their second goal, it was a soft one, the defender was dispossessed and they scored.

But our main problem was the failure to utilise chances, especially in the first half.

I think Malawi never got a shot on target until they scored.

The FC Platinum coach is yet to win a match in seven matches since taking over from Croatian Zdravko Logarusic who was sacked in November last year.

Mapeza was initially given the job on an interim basis to oversee the country’s final four 2022 World Cup qualifiers but failed to win a single one of them.

The Warriors were then held to a goalless draw by Sudan in a friendly match on 2 January before losing 0-1 to Senegal in their opening 2021 AFCON Group B match.

Mapeza’s contract runs out at the end of the tournament and it’s not clear whether the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) will retain him.

More: NewZimbabwe.com; The Standard


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26 Comments

The Terraces 4 months ago

Kkkkkkkkkk
Which INSTRUCTIONS now


Godaz 4 months ago

Dofo idofo mapeza idofo zvese namaworry us acho


Tonderai ndiraya 4 months ago

Let me try guys...


Tibs Tibaz 4 months ago

Haisi Zimbabwe yakadyiwa. NdiMapeza nePlatinum

Timbers 4 months ago

Kubva zvatadzinga loga ava magame mangani? Kureva kuti mapeza haana kana win 1 hayo kkkkkkkkkk saka pakaipa takapedzisira kuwina naloga ñ


Ak soko 4 months ago

Mapeza haugone bhora iwe wajaira ku plastic kwako uko kunobhadharwa ma players mazimari iwe woti wave kugona kukocha bhora iwe ka ibva kumhepo


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Nkust 4 months ago

Sponono, newe bright na Tkt mirirai Mboko ndiye anogona zvekutuka ini ndogona zvekungotaura ndamukumbira kuti akutukei asi gone are the days Peter ndlovu, Joel luphahla, it's a goal kwete zvekuti dzukamanje Jabby Jaboon oh shame Zimbabwe have become the first team to be eliminated haa Bright chimwemwe here


Bright 4 months ago

Ehe ukuti development Kuma players inobva kpi ana khama vose avo vakatobhadharwa nekuna ana chimwemwe ivava zvchaita Musa ware

Majora 4 months ago

Those players perform well in their respective clubs and those are the best players that we have at moment according to Mapedza.....This guy must desist from treating his players like kids ,being strict for nothing player motivation is now key in winning a match .......


Tkt 4 months ago

@Nkust you are so stupid wanzwa ka? So is that why you are failing to support the national team? How many Ndebeles play in the Highlanders team pfutsek


Sponono 4 months ago

😂😂🤝🤝🔥

Nkust 4 months ago

Mboko urupiko huya utuke mapeza uyu ne mashona ake


Bright 4 months ago

Nyaya yema Shona yapinda papi apa kumwe kuoma musoro akushande unenge uchida kunzwikwa manje vanhu vasapote manje vanhu avaite zvisina basa

Sponono 4 months ago

Iwe Nkust ukwane mashona mashona kudi ukwane. Usade kuite kungati tisu takasarudza vanhu vayitamba isu. Mushona ndokutiyi ikoko as far as Im concerned iwe neni tirima Zimba ende ZIMBABWE yakatodyiwa. Izvozvi zitupa rako rinongodayidzira kuti uri zimu citizen revZimbabwe. Uridusvuura remunhu. Unofunga kuti pane anebasa nazvo zvekuti hee ndebele hee shona hee tonga iwe neni tese tirima Zimba ende tirikungomama tese muno muZimbabwe. Futseke Zimu Zimba remunhu seni🤣🤣🤣

Nkust 4 months ago

Imwi moreva kuti mashona chete ndiyo anogona bhora dhliwai mashona kutadza kuisao ma ndebele mu team muchingoda ana chimwemwe venyu nana dzukamanje naba Jabby Jaboon


MaFyt 4 months ago

Haa Mapeza apo wakandi kanya ndakaku temba how can,you maintain the same game plan wauri ktamba naye wacho achinja? Haaaa ma1


Sponono 4 months ago

Hapana apa Iwe Mapeza ndiwe wakatadza bhora ndiwwe wakavasarudza vanhu ivavo Musoro sewa Jonathan Moyo. Nxaa usada kublamer ma players for your incompetence Nxaah urimbwisa. Ma players aya ahana kuuya ega akasarudzwa newe, In other words you were saying they were capable to execute the idea in your head. Nxaaah ziMapeza remunhu. Zimbabwe kuitwa kupezenurwa kupezewa kusara tangova Mapeza


MaFyt 4 months ago

Haaa this time you get a huge blow from me, you failed papa! Dismally in fact, plan yako takaiona hedu ut was grt at start bt wakatadza kuona kuti plan yangu yadhakwa pawaka itirwa maSubstitutions. Thats your error, you should have sown confusion again by introducing some other trusted liutenants pasecond half


Bright 4 months ago

Ndochokwadi ichocho manje some times ma supporter ka munoita problem yekungoda ku blema coach chte ma chance mangani akatadzwa paya hobho plus kana usingagone kukika chikweshe hacho ahuzvinzwisise manje rinorwadza bhora Riya guys tisango shore ka plus panofanirwa kt ma players anofanira kuzvisarudzira coach Vega yaa coz munoramba muchingochema iri ranga riri nyore kuenda ku last 16 iri but ummm plus hurumende iripowo pakufa kwe BHORA remuno Fti tarisai ana Malawi kt camp yavo vakanoyi itira kp vemuno vanga vangorimo muno hee azviite izvozvo coz vakaenda kunyika dziri mhiri ka zvino va motivater izvozvo manje iii


Bright 4 months ago

Ndokusaka kuchinzi kune competition ka ufanira ktarisira zvose plus muchapedza ma coach ese muchiti ahasi kugona uyu opinda moti ahasi fti munonzwa nekurara neshangu pa Tuesday apa nana keita Mirai muone henyu

Sponono 4 months ago

@ Bright Iwe tibvire kumhepo hatineyi nazvo. those guys vakasarudzwa kuti hanzi ndivo vanhu vanogona bhora na Mapeza. So we will blame Mapeza ndiye dusvuura remunhu ayifanirwa kutsvaga vano gohwesa mabhora handiti ibasa rake. Iwe ukanotadza kukava bhora watorwa na Mapeza hatikusvori tinosvora dandarahuni Mapeza ahasikugona basa rake. Nxaahhh

Norman 4 months ago

Haugone chinhu Mapeza ,kuPlatinum wakaitei muCAF


Bright 4 months ago

Ipapo wataura wo hako kunana CAF uko haa platnum inogara yakandipa bp amhno kti bhora remuno richanakudza hr

Jojola 4 months ago

@BRIGHT...platinum shaa its only kuti ine mari inotenga chero player yayada so nekuda kwaizvozvo m,players nenyaya yekuti ane arinani pabhora n also anoziwa type of play yezvimclubs zvemuno vanongoturowa asi pachokwadi coach haina nokuti if dai paina coach nemarowero awane wechiita muno wotsvika kuCAF wonyoporiwa neseri zvoratidza kuti coach idusvura remunhu....Mapeza hapana chozikanwa apo

Bright 4 months ago

Ini ndinoti masapota emuno hawo ahazive kusapota bhora ku CAF kwakaenda fc platnum unonzwa zvichinzi nema dembare haa platnum ahizive nekepekepe Fti ichidaro Saka apana kwarinosvika bhora remuno wopadii pa south apo gore rakatora sundows Riya ku Egypt payaka kuda zamalek ma bhawa eko kwaiva kwazara vachifarira team yavo vose zvavo ma supporter eko manje muno

Vybz Kartel 4 months ago

Ibva kumhepo une kasmero kehutengesi



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