Zanaco coach has lamented his teams’ failure to secure their first three points in the Confederation Cup after drawing 1-1 with Haras El Hodoud in a Group B match.
The draw leaves Zanaco still rooted at the bottom of Group B on one point.
Haras have two points and for the time being in second place ahead of Saturday’s late Group B kickoff between leaders FUS of Morocco who visit two-time champions CS Sfaxien of Tunisia.
“The players lost concentration in the last 10 minutes. We needed to get maximum points from this game but we could not,” Nyirenda said.
Meanwhile, the match was scoreless in the first half until Zanaco took the lead in the 47th minute through Mathews Macha.
The Egyptians equalized nine minutes before the end of the match through their striker Ahmed Salama who headed in a corner kicked taken by midfielder Ahmed Eid.
Zanaco host CS Sfaxien in their next match on September 11 in Lusaka while Haras travel to FUS that same weekend in round three of the Confederation Cup mini league stage.