Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter was unhappy with the result but praised his side's performance following a 1-0 defeat at home to Raja Casablanca.
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Amakhosi face a stern test in the return leg after striker Christian Ighadaro bagged an early goal to help Raja to a narrow win at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
While he was most certainly not impressed by his side's defending for the goal, Baxter took encouragement from a solid performance.
"Obviously I'm not pleased with the result; but quite pleased with a performance from the players," he said.
"We gave away a very silly goal in the critical phases of the game and our centre-backs switched off and their biggest player on the field left him unmarked.
"After that I thought we played very well and we dominated possession in the half without really penetrating.
"In the second half we changed a couple of things and with the movement, I thought we were better.
"We have a tough game away now and I certainly don't think the tie is over."
Baxter will now cast his attention to the upcoming Premiership fixture against Moroka Swallows, which is followed by a home clash with Black Leopards in the Nedbank Cup on March 21.
Chiefs will take on Raja Casablanca in the second leg at Stade Mohamed V on April 3.