Usuthu rue missed chances

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The Ghanaian player operated in midfield as Usuthu came close to realising their dream of playing in a major Cup Final for the first time since 1992.

“We were unfortunate,” concedes Issah after AmaZulu dominated but failed to win in Potchefstroom on Sunday.

_quote“We just didn’t take our chances and that is the reason why we lost. The sad reality about football is that you have to take your chances to win games. You also need luck sometimes in this game, but we just didn’t get that charm.

“We had the better chances of winning the game, but it just didn’t work our way in the end. I have come to realise that we only have ourselves to blame. After having planned so well for them and playing with such command, it is unfortunate that we were the team to go out.

“We knew they were a threat, but our confidence gave us the edge, although in the end it didn’t work out for us. Our focus will now switch to the league and maybe with a bit of luck we can squeeze into the Top 8 if we win our games and other results go our way,” says Issah.

Issah himself had a clear chance to score in the first half but wasted it.

“The reason why I failed to score is because I slipped on the ground. But I do understand that I should have buried that one,” he says.

Issah has been a regular in the Usuthu midfield since making his debut at the beginning of the season.