TWO games and they are out of the prestigious Caf Champions League, but FC Platinum midfielder Rahman Kutsanzira sees the result as a case of “a half-full glass” experience that the team needs to learn from.
FC Platinum bowed out of the continental showpiece after losing 4-5 on penalties to Angolan side Sagrada FC at the National Sports Stadium this past weekend.
The Zimbabweans had earlier narrowly lost 0-1 in Luanda and needed nothing short of an outright win, on a bigger goal margin, to progress to the next round.
Speaking to B-Metro Sport on the shock exit from the Caf Champions League, Kutsanzira said the manner in which FC Platinum will respond on the local football scene is very important.
“Losing at home is never a good feeling especially in a Caf Champions League match, where we desperately needed a win to progress to the round, but what is very important is how we bounce back in the Chibuku Cup.
“We see the recent loss to the Angolan side as a glass half-full experience that must push us to work harder and do well in the Chibuku Cup,” said Kutsanzira.
The Chibuku Cup makes a comeback after a short hiatus necessitated by a surge in Covid-19 cases in winter that forced the Government to halt all sporting activities to stop the spread of the virus.
Stringent measures, such as inoculation against coronavirus by players and club officials as well as weekly testing, have been put in place for the resumption of the tournament.
All things equal, the Premier Soccer League is expected to resume at the end of October.
Other leagues, such as the Division One football across all the country’s four regions, are also expected to follow suit.