Phakamani (extreme left from row) Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
[/media-credit] Al Ahly line up against KCCA Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Moments before announcing his resignation, Al Ahly coach Hossam El Badry hinted at how his team has been unlucky in the last couple of games including the 2-0 loss to KCCA.

The Egyptians, losing finalists last year played a better first half but were a shadow of themselves after the break as KCCA scored through Ibrahim Sadam Juma and Timothy Awany late penalty.

“In the first half we controlled the game and created many chances,” said El Badry. “We got penalty but missed it and for the last 2-3 games, we don’t have luck,” he added.

I think if we use the chances we created in the first half, we win but we didn’t and we were punished.

The now resigned tactician admitted his side gave the hosts an initiative to attack when they sat back in the second half.

In the second half, we sat back and gave KCCA chance to start attacking and unfortunately we concede the first goal and then the penalty, it was difficult because it came even at the end.

Despite sitting bottom of group D with one point after two games, the gaffer believes there is still chance to advance to the quarters just like it is for other teams.

There is still chance for all teams with four games to play. We have two games at home and so it’s not over yet.

Al Ahly’s next game is a trip to Township Rollers on July 17 before a home tie against same opponents 10 days later.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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