By Amini Nyaungo
YANGA SC striker Obrey Chirwa has pleaded to fans after he missed a penalty in Mapinduzi Cup semi-final match against Uganda’s URA.
Chirwa said that it was just a bad luck and any player can miss a penalty.
The Zambian striker missed the last penalty for Yanga, during a tense post-match penalty shoot-out after ordinary time had ended goal-less at Amani Stadium in Unguja.
A Congolese midfielder, Papy Kabamba Tshishimbi, Hassan Kessy, Raphael Daud, Gadiel Michael netted their spot kicks.
URA penalties were scored by Patrick Mbowa, Enock Kibumba, Shafiq Kagimu, Jimmy Kulaba and Barian Majwega.
Chirwa carelessly missed the decisive penalty with goalkeeper Alionzi Nafian the hero with an easy stop.
Chirwa, who was reported to have refused to join the rest in the squad until the club leadership pays his dues, returned from his native country Zambia a day before the match and went to Zanzibar on Wednesday.
“It was not my intention to miss the penalty, it was a bad luck . This can happen to anyone. I know people are complaining a lot, but they have to remember this is my first miss since I joined Yanga,” he said.
Chirwa was among the loveliest players to Jangwani based giants. He has netted 6 goals this season and 12 goals last season.