Head coach of Dreams fc, Abdul Karim Zito says his team lacked match fitness in their CAF Confederation Cup game due to the late start of BetPagame Premier League.
The “Still Believe” Boys managed to eliminate Guinea club, Milo FC over two legs in the preliminary round qualifiers.
The first leg ended 1-1 at the Lansana Conte Stadium in Conakry with the return encounter producing a 2-1 victory for the FA Cup winners.
The two legs ended 3-2 for Dreams fc but Karim Zito admits that the team lacked match fitness due to the yet to start Ghana Premier League.
“Those you saw today, they play the league. They are playing their league and we are not playing the league.
“This is what has happened to both Medeama and Dreams fc and after the third phase of our preparation, we don’t a match to play.
“Because we started [the pre-season] before the rest of the clubs and when you call any club, they tell you they just started the pre-season.
“When we went there, cramps and so many things happened to my boys there so I took upong myself because I have the experience.
“I shortened my training session, instead of three sessions, I made it two sessions so that they will gain the energy back to fight.
“We are not playing the league so the match fitness is not there and other countries are playing the league so we have to sit down and look at our calendar so that it will help those who will qualify for Africa.” Karim Zito said.
The Ghana Premier League will start in September but Dreams fc will face Sierra Leone club, Kallon FC in the next round qualifier for a place in the group stage of the competition.