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Doc: It Was A Really Bitter Pill To Swallow

The quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup take place today as Uruguay face France, and Brazil take on Belgium for a spot in the semi-finals. However, there are African countries missing from the last eight and SportPesa ambassador, Doctor Khumalo expressed his disappointment.

“It was a really bitter pill to swallow, watching Nigeria and Senegal miss out on the chance to reach the Last 16. Yes, I always believed that Senegal were our safe bet as far as an African team reaching the knockout stages. They looked on the money, getting a win, draw and then a loss.

“Look, I would say, on paper, this was a very disappointing World Cup for our continent considering the fact that none of our five representatives could make it past the group stages, however, I believe there are a lot of lessons that our teams will come back with.

“It looked like our teams were more focused on defensive play, instead of taking the game to the opponents for most of the time. I don’t know whether that was a planned approach, or it just happened randomly. To make things worse, as defensive as our teams looked for the better part of their games, we conceded easy goals from set-pieces and that speaks to lapses in concentration at crucial times.” 

The Bafana Bafana legend continued to voice his opinions on the World Cup and he touched on the decision that he mutually had with Baroka regarding their separation. 

To read the full story, get yourself a copy of this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, issue 1080 and check out Doc’s column brought you by SportPesa!     

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