The Senior Men’s National Team Head Coach, Kostadin Papic has shared his feelings about Sihlangu’s elimination in the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar. “It is extremely painful that we were eliminated in the 2022 FIFA World cup. My heart is bleeding and I’m in tears”, Papic said. He made his remarks during post-match press conference after the match against Djibouti at the Mavuso Sports Centre. He stated that they had a chance to come into group stages but they failed.
Papic also highlighted that players created so many chances to score goals and win the match but they failed. He further stated that the ambition of players is not coming true as they were working hard to qualify to the group stages of the world cup and he is working on the progress of the players. “Playing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers was good for the team as they got experience and international exposure”, he said.