Zimbabwe’s representatives in the CAF Confederation Cup Ngezi Platinum Stars are out of the after a nil all draw against Club Recreativo Esportive do (C.R.D) Libolo of Angola at the National Sports Stadium (NSS) this Saturday.
Ngezi Platinum lost 2-1 in the reverse fixture in Lubumbashi last week before being held to a nil-all draw this afternoon.
The platinum miners have themselves to blame after wasting good scoring opportunities in either half of their second leg match against the visitors.
Ngezi succumbed to a 2-1 defeat in Angola after a goal by Admire Dzukamanja was disallowed, missed several chances and had another goal by Liberty Chakoroma disallowed for offside.
Coach of the Mhondoro-Ngezi based side, Tonderai Ndiraya said they did everything right and defended well from set pieces and lost because they lacked goals.
Captain Partson Jaure said it was disappointing to go out of the tournament in this manner when they thought they would finish the game at home.
C.R.D defended well and frustrated Ngezi Platinum Stars with both coach and captain conceding they played a good side and work is still in progress if they are to reach greater heights.
Ngezi side were confident and banking on home support and the away goal scored in Lubumbashi, but Madamburo’s technical team employed a different approach but could not break down the visitors on numerous occasions shooting wide on goal.
Meanwhile, Castle Lager Premier Soccer League champions Caps United play TP Mazembe of DRC in the first round second leg tie at the National Sports Stadium tomorrow.
Following a one-all draw in Lubumbashi, Makepekepe will be in a do or die encounter as the winner off the tie will progress to the group stages of the lucrative money spinning African clubs Champions League.
The goal scored in DR Congo has given Makepekepe hope of reaching the group stage for the first time in the history of the club.