African Stars Football Club Chief Executive Officer, Lesley Kozonguizi, has said that the Club is disappointed by their Confederation of African Football Champions League elimination - considering the investments they made for the competition.
African Stars spent money on 6 new foreign recruits, 5 local players and the arrival of new coach Prince George Koffie. They nevertheless crashed out of the CAF Champions League's Preliminary round at the hands of Zambian Powerhouse Power Dynamos on away goals rules.
Stars' Champions League aspirations came to an end after a 1 nil defeat in Ndola, Zambia on Saturday.
Okaserandu's initial 2-1 win in South Africa was not enough to advance to the next round.
Club CEO Lesley Kozonguizi praised the team for their 1st leg performance but simultaneously expressed his disappointment, saying that the investment they have made was enormous.
''We always want to take the lead and taking the does not mean you have it all''
It will be difficult for them to maintain the club's affairs, thus pleading for corporates to come on board to sustain the project they have started.
Kozonguizi also made it clear that the new signings they have made were not only for the Champions League assignment but for a long term project.
On his part, African Stars Head Coach, Prince George Koffie stressed that a poor start plus poor decision makings by the officials were some of the reasons they failed to get over the line.
''The penalty was awarded against us but, we came back in the second half well organized and took over the game but surprisingly the goal was ruled out''
The Debmarime Namibia Premiership 2022/23 champions are aiming to once again win the league and take another shot at the CAF Champions League competition in 2024.