motor action protest.jpgZimbabwe’s reining league champions, Motor Action have crashed out of the CAF Champions’ League after a 4-2 penalty shoot out defeat at the hands of Ivorian side, Asec Mimosas.

The two teams had played a goalless affair in regulation time.

The Mighty Bulls’ short stint in the African safari came to a halt as they failed to capitalise on the golden opportunity presented by the one legged match.

The Bulls failed to assert themselves in a match they could have buried in regulation time forcing themselves into the dreaded penalty shoot-out.
The ghost of penalties returned to haunt Motor Action and this time, it was Edward Tembo and Masimba Mambare who had to watch helplessly as their efforts surrendered victory to the visitors who converted all their four takes to sail through on a 4-2 win.

A dejected Mitghty Bulls coach, Joey Antipas blamed his team for failing to finish off the many chances which they created during the lukewarm display.

“We had a lot of chances but we failed to convert them, so we were punished for that,” he said.

Asec coach, Sebastian Desrabre said his side won the match because they were not under pressure going into the penalties as they were away.

For a team that is fighting relegation in its premiership, the Ivorians will have something to put smiles on the faces of its supporters in a country that is wrecked by a civil war.