Brave Warriors coach says his sides best was not good enough and the players must use the experience from the AFCON campaign to improve for the next project.
After a dismal and times heartbreaking showing at AFCON, coach Mannetti laments players response as unacceptable.
” I expected our key players to deliver and they did not pitch up. We created chances and we could not score and at this level you will lose if you don’t score out of 100 chances”, a crearly disappointed Mannetti says.
Namibia conceded six and scored one during the campaign losing all three Group D games to bow out of the tournament the bottom of their group.
The coach adds that players will have to use this experience to better their own game and prepare better for next projects.
” You can’t compete against the best and not come to the party. We have dominated some facets of games here and we just couldn’t kill of games and that was terrible. It’s high time players take responsibility and do thier part”, he says.
The coach identified immaturity from his players in the final game that they lost 4-1 to Ivory Coast.
” We have to be clinical. I’m disappointed because we made them look average and then we allowed then to make us look like high school kids and that is not right at all, too contrasting. We gave them opportunities to score and that is unacceptable”, laments Mannetti.
Namibia finish bottom pointless and South Africa third on three points of Group D while Morrocco finish top on nine points and together with second placed Ivory Coast goes through to the Round of 16 at the 32nd edition for he Total African Cup of Nations underway in Egypt.