Amajita determined to keep it tight at the back against Mozambique
Posted: 18 May 2018 Time: 08:30
National U-20 midfielder Kobamelo Kodisang has stressed the importance of keeping a clean sheet when they host Mozambique in a second leg, second round U-20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
The match will take place at Moruleng Stadium on Sunday, just a week after Thabo Senong’s boys got themselves a valuable away goal in a 1-1 draw against the Mozambicans in Beira City in the first leg.
A win on aggregate would book Amajita a spot in the final round of qualifiers for a tournament that will be played in Niger next year.
“This is the big one and we just have to stay focused and do the best we can to keep a clean sheet. We have to double our efforts to ensure they don’t get a sniff at goal because if they don’t score then we will be well on our way to the third and final round of the qualifiers. We cannot afford to drop the ball because that will spell danger,” said Kodisang.
“It was important for us to score away, even though I believe we could have won the match, but that is now water under the bridge. We have a great chance to rectify some of the mistakes we made in Beira. But this is a tricky one because anyone who loses will have to kiss the World Cup goodbye. If they manage to score, they will take back the advantage so that is why it is crucial that we work as a unit and deny them any chance. If we work hard, the goals will come.”