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Liberty coach lauds Okwawu

George Lamptey

The head coach of Liberty Professionals, George Lamptey, says his side’s encounter with Okwawu United in their MTN FA Cup semi-finals clash was one of the toughest games he has handled so far in his career.

Coach Lamptey attributed his team’s loss to “challenges in the striking department”, noting that Liberty could have easily won the game if his boys had converted all the chances they created.

“It was a good game but Okwawu gave us a tough time and I think they are a good side for the trophy. It still beats my imagination that we lost the match but we had a problem upfront because we created so many chances but could not score and when Latif Blessing was injured it appeared everything was over,” he told Daily Graphic yesterday.

“In fact, it was a big blow to us. We were all hit by it, especially the players, and it took me time to revive them after the match because they were all down,” he added.

Coach Lamptey, however, said the technical directors and the playing body had put their pain behind them to prepare for the Premier League encounter against  Berekum Chelsea on Sunday.

Liberty last Sunday lost 2-3 to Okwawu United on penalties after both sides had drawn 1-1 during regulation and extra.