Amajita coach Thabo Senong was not totally impressed with the performance of his team against Mozambique in an Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations second leg second round encounter at the Moruleng Stadium on Sunday.
This despite a three nil-win over their neighbours, however, Senong explained that the performance of the team should improve with a little more game time.
It was the second match that the team played together. It was a lacklustre display, but they were able to record a 4-1 aggregate result.
The team will now face Malawi in the final round of qualifiers after the East Africans qualified for the next round with a 5-3 aggregate win over Angola.
Amajita coach Thabo Senong says:”Football is about results and Mozambique has been together for some time. We always knew they can dominate possession; so we wanted to dominate.”
Amajita captain Khulekani Khubeka says:” We didn’t get the results we would have desired and I think that helped us stay on our toes and stay hungry.”
Experience has taught Senong that it’s still early days and unfair to expect a top class performance from his team. But he is happy that the players will have more game time in the national set-up as part of their development.
“It’s a gradual process. We are building a team. They are in build-up phase, so gradually they are improving a lot.”
The players were released on Monday from the team for the end of season break.
The next camp is scheduled for early July. Players will be given a program to follow to maintain their fitness levels.