Absa Premiership

Gordinho expects tough U23 tie

2015-03-31 09:13
Lorenzo Gordinho (Supplied)

Cape Town - South Africa Under-23 defender Lorenzo Gordinho admits the side have their backs up against the wall as they prepare to face Sudan in the second leg of their 2015 All-Africa Games qualifier in April.

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AmaGlug-glug have a mountain to climb if they are to progress to the continental showpiece, which kicks off in Congo in September, after slumping to a 2-0 defeat against the Sudanese earlier in March.

And, ahead of the return fixture on home soil on April 10, Kaizer Chiefs defender Gordinho admits the U23s are under no illusions as to the task they face in overturning the two-goal deficit.

"We dealt well with the different and sometimes challenging circumstances in Sudan. But it didn't go our way in the game. We were under pressure from the start," he told Kaizer Chiefs' official website.

"It won't be easy at home. It will be a close and hard-fought encounter. However, I feel that we can still succeed to qualify for the All-Africa Games."

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