Bloemfontein - National under-20 head coach Thabo Senong heaped praise on his troops for sticking to their game plan following their much needed 3-0 triumph over Lesotho at the weekend.
Amajita thumped Lesotho in an entertaining clash, to book a place in the 2017 African Youth Championships in Zambia at the Dr Molemela Stadium on Saturday, courtesy of Zama Rambuwani, Liam Jordaan and Sibongakonke Mbatha.
After a two-legged encounter, Amajita humbled Lesotho for a total of a 5-0 aggregate after beating their neighbours 2-0 in Maseru, two weeks ago.
Senong, however, believes that their opponents on the day had nothing to play for except to spoil the party for South Africa, but hailed his troops for doing exceptionally well by standing their ground.
“I think Lesotho were just here to spoil our party, nothing more,” comments Senong.
“Obviously they still had hope especially in the first half but in the last twenty minutes of the first half, we started to take control of the game.
“We started believing that we’ll get a goal or two, we made some technical adjustments at half time and then we managed three goals in the second half.
“So I’m proud of the boys because they really stood their ground and they stuck to the game plan.”