Rodolfo Zapata defends AFC Leopards star Wyvonne Isuza after penalty miss

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Ingwe coach Rodolfo Zapata has refused to point a blaming finger on the midfield star for failing to hit the back of the net

AFC Leopards coach Rodolfo Zapata has refused to point a blaming finger on Whyvonne Isuza for failing to hit the back of the net.

With Leopards trailing by two goals, they were handed a lifeline at the stroke of half-time after they were awarded a penalty following Charles Momanyi's handball, but the former Mathare United man shot wide.

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It was a heartbreak for the fans as well as the technical bench, but the Argentine says nothing is unusual there. “I cannot afford to blame Isuza on that penalty miss. It happens, even the best in the world have missed it and Isuza is no different.

“Yes, if it could have gone in, many things would have changed. It could have given us energy and renewed fighting spirit, but now that it did not, we cannot keep on dwelling on that. In the second half we played well, we were composed and played great football, only that we did not convert our chances,” Zapata told Goal.

Ingwe will now shift focus to winning the Shield Cup to stand a chance of making it to continental football.

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