Monday, March 26, 2012

Coach Decastel: Draw not bad for Esperance

Shared honour not bad: Esperance coach Michel Decastel
The coach of African champions Esperance, Michel Decastel, admits “draw against Brikama United not bad” as he led his team in their first game of the 2012 second round of the CAF Champions League. 

“We came here to win, one-one is not a bad game but we are not happy with the results,” Decastel told local journalists, adding: “I am hopeful that we will win the next game in Tunis.

Brikama United is a good team, they played and push the ball very well and they are organised, he said of his opponents, but maintains that they are disappointed of not winning.

He said his team struggled to win because they are not use to playing on artificial turf. He also said of the return led on the weekend of April 7-8: “We will not sit back and allow Brikama to play draw, we are playing at home and we will go all out to win the game.”

Three minutes into the game, Esperance skipper Wajdi Bouazzi cuts across the middle capitalizing on a defensive error to fire into Brikama’s net (0-1) in the March 24 encounter.

Brikama responded with an equalizer in the 12th minute through a header by Musa Bojang from a free kick (1-1) at their home ground, the Box Bar mini stadium in Brikama, 39 kilometers south of the Gambian capital, Banjul. 

Author: Modou S. Joof

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