Flames captain Joseph Kamwendo on Thursday made a down-to-earth admission that they had let the nation down by failing to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
“It is difficult to comment when you find yourself in such a painful situation, but suffice to say that we have let the nation down.
“We certainly could have done better, but I guess it is one of those things,” said Kamwendo in an interview from Addis Ababa yesterday morning.
But Kamwendo said the team tried its best, “and it is important to keep this team together”.
He also said considering the circumstances the team went through in the last qualifying matches, it was going to be a tall order.
“There were so many problems that we faced behind the scenes in the countdown to the games. The support from the authorities was not enough and, this, to a certain extent had a psychological effect on the players,” said the TP Mazembe midfielder.