Amajita captain Khulekani Khubeka determined ahead of U-20 AFCON qualifying decider in Malawi
Posted: 20 July 2018 Time: 08:31
Amajita goalkeeper and captain Khulekani Khubeka says it’s important that they get an away goal to put Malawi under pressure in the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations second leg qualifier.
The first leg ended goalless at Moruleng Stadium last Sunday and now Amajita have it all to do to book themselves a spot in next year’s competition, set to be played in Niger from February 24 to March 10.
The advantage for them is that getting an away goal will put the hosts Malawi under pressure, which is what Khubeka wants.
“We wanted to win the first leg, especially because it was here at home. But they say if you can’t win, then you have to protect what we have,” he said ahead of the game set to be played in Blantyre on Saturday.
“We did not win the game, but we made sure that they did not get an away goal. At least we have something to lean on going into the second leg. Everybody knows how important this second leg is, it’s the last 90 minutes that will take us to AFCON. If we can try get a goal and then we can take things from there, because we will have an away goal advantage.”