Amagluglug Coach David Notoane is pleased with the way things turned out, even though they experienced some questionable decisions from the referee. His squad did well to draw two-all with Togo in their 2023 Morocco U23 AFCON Second Round away game qualifier on Sunday.
Notoane believes the two away goals scored by Antonio van Wyk of Stellenbosch, and Ashley Cupido of Cape Town Spurs, have put his team in a favourable position going into the second leg at Orlando Stadium on Sunday.
“Overall, based on our journey coming here, the challenges we faced, one is very pleased with the result,” Notoane told SAFA media.
“We scored two away goals against a team that I believe we are capable of beating in South Africa. We are looking forward to finishing the job back home in Johannesburg.
“West Africa is different and we had a difficult time in the second period coming out of our own half. They put a lot of pressure on us, with some dubious decisions from the referee not helping us at all. This helped them gain territorial ground against us, but I think the boys did very well under the circumstances. This gave us a very good idea on one or two things we need to change.
“I think we are good to go for the return match and to turn the tie around. The match worked out the way we expected in terms of our planning.” The team travels back to South Africa on Monday.”