Nkana coach Beston Chambeshi still insists they were the better side against CS Sfaxien despite their quarterfinal loss that saw them eliminated from the CAF Confederation Cup.
Nkana lost 2-0 away in Tunisia in Sfaxien on Sunday to bow out at the last eight 3-2 on aggregate and end Zambia’s interest this season in continental competition.
“They put up a good fight and the way I saw the game today, the best team has lost but I wish Sfaxien all the best in the semifinals,” Chambeshi said.
Sfaxien took deserved 1-0 halftime lead when Firas Chawat head-in Habib Oueslati’s corner in the 7th minute.
Nkana’s best chance on goal came in the 30th minute when Hassan Kamis sent his shot inches wide of the left post.
But Sfaxien sealed the home win in the 90th minute through Alaa Marzouki to send Sfaxien through to the semifinal 3-2 on aggregate.
Meanwhile,Sfaxien coach Ruud Krol scoffed at Chambeshi’s argument as to who was the best side on the day.
“Not at all, I don’t agree that Nkana were better, but I think we had more opportunities than they had,”Krol said.