Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town coach Roger De Sa admits his side were somewhat fortunate to emerge as winners in their Nedbank Cup last-16 clash with Bloemfontein Celtic.
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The Urban Warriors ran out 1-0 winners following a fifth-minute goal from Tashreeq Morris.
But following their early strike, the Urban Warriors found themselves under the cosh as Celtic’s pace and purpose caused them problems throughout the remainder of the game.
De Sa admitted that his side failed to find much rhythm or cohesion in attack after their early goal, and in the end was a relieved man to see Ajax go through to the last eight.
“It was always going to be tough and I thought in the second half we didn’t play the way we should have but the first was pretty good,” said De Sa.
“We defended well, and the youngsters were fantastic against a very difficult team.
“After scoring we lost our shape, got a little bit sloppy in our passing and lost that fluidity that we’re supposed to play with.
“Overall I was very happy with the way the guys carried themselves, a tough, typical cup game, and just happy to be in the next round.”