Complacency Cost Us Against “Small Team” Manica Diamonds – Herentals Coach

Manica Diamonds stunned Herentals in a Castle Lager Premiership match played at the National Sports Stadium in Harare on Sunday.

The league debutants won 1-0 courtesy of a strike from Stanley Ngara, who scored in the first half to condemn the WiFi Boys to their second defeat of the season.

The two clubs are now both tied on seven points, having played seven games each.

Herentals coach Kumbirai Mutiwekuziva blamed complacency on the part of his charges for the loss. He said:

It was a very bad performance from the team, especially in the first half. A poor show against a Manica Diamonds, a team which I will describe as a small team.

Coming from some solid displays in our last three matches, I expected the boys to come to the party and beat the visitors but that wasn’t to be.

We failed to express ourselves the way we should as we committed a lot of mistakes, one of which resulted in the goal which we conceded.

I think the boys were complacent given that Herentals’ profile is much more bigger than Manica Diamonds’ and also considering where they were coming from compared to what we did in the past three matches.

More: The Herald

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