Sudan coach Zdravko Logarusic has disclosed that his side managed to beat Zambia after he noticed that Chipolopolo would eventually lose momentum after playing three tough games.
Sudan ended Zambia’s2018 CHAN hopes after beating a lethargic Chipolopolo 1-0 in a quarterfinal match in Marrakech on Saturday evening.
Zambia came into their last eight contest after grinding out results in Group B after beating Uganda 3-1 and Cote d’Ivoire 2-0 before labouring to a 1-1 draw with Namibia who also made a quarterfinal exit.
“I had a small feeling that after Zambia had played three good games and they keep upping the tempo, fatigue may have hit them but we got one chance and scored,”Logarusic said.
“Against Morocco we did not have a lot of possession but against Zambia we played football on the floor. “
Maki Saifeldin punished John Mwengani for some poor defending in the 32nd minute to score the game’s lone goal.
“We knew they were a bit slow at the back and we waited for that luck punch and it came. That is we did with long balls and kept looking,” Logarusic said.
“If they had scored a goal, they could have won or it could have been a draw for 120 minutes.”