Sudan coach Zdravko Logarusic does not “care” whom between Zambia and Namibia they will face in the CHAN Morocco 2018 quarterfinals, instead he will savour reaching the round of eight.
“I don’t care who we face in the quarterfinals. Let me enjoy tonight,” the 55-year-old Croat said after leading the Falcons of Jediane against hosts and match favorites Morocco in a barren draw in their last group ‘A’ outing at Mohammed V Stadium Sunday.
Sudan, who finished runners-up behind Morocco in the group on goal difference after tying on points (7), will face group ‘B’ winner to be decided today between Zambia and Namibia in Marrakech.
The former Asante Kotoko, Gor Mahia and Simba SC coach is nonetheless cognizant of the danger free scoring Zambia, who have netted five times and conceded once in two games, could pose to his side.
“…perhaps Zambia look the strongest in the group,” Logarusic, who is known for his animated touchline gestures mentioned.
“The most important thing for me was we tried to minimize Morocco’s attacks and played well because this game will give us confidence to play in the quarterfinals,” he added.
Morocco coach Jamal Sellami on the other hand was happy they achieved many of their goals including topping the group, giving other players game time and avoiding injuries and cards.
The hosts created numerous scoring chances including a penalty but could not convert them.
“Our objective was to give playing time to other players and honestly we played two matches which we won and booked our place in the next round,” Jamal said.
The first two quarterfinals games will be played on 28 January in Morocco’s capital Casablanca’ with the remaining two a day later in Marrakech.