Nikola Kavazovic, coach of Township Rollers during the 2018 CAF Champions League football match between Township Rollers and KCCA at the National Stadium, Gaborone, Botswana on 04 May 2018 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix
Wednesday May 16, 2018. 11:36
Following their heavy 4-1 loss at the hands of Esperance in he CAF Champions League on Tuesday, Township Rollers coach Nikola Kavazovic says they were exhausted.
The Serbian boss lamented the concession of an early goal in Rades as they now sit third in Group A with three points.
Anice Badri’s brace and strikes from Youcef Belaili as well as Moez Bilel Mejri gave the hosts the win in Rades whilst Segolame Boy scored for the visitors.
Speaking after the match, the Popa boss said they tried to push their hosts in the final 15 minutes, but it was not their day.
“It was because of the early goal. If we had survived the first 10 minutes of the second half, at an away game in front of this many supporters,” said Kavazovic.
“I doubt that we would have lost this game. It’s difficult, psychologically to get back in the game after the second goal.
“We managed to press for a while, but for the final 15 minutes, the players were exhausted from the long journey and lack of sleep.”
In their next match, the Botswana giants will visit Egyptian outfit Al Ahly in July who lost to Kampala Capital City Authority.