The Tycoons stunned the Egyptian champions with a 2-1 victory courtesy of goals from Koketso Mmotong and Edward Williams.
“That was a fantastic performance from the team. The technical team and the players deserve much praise for their performance,” Brookstone told KickOff.com.
Even though Platinum Stars take a slender victory to Egypt for the return match, midfielder Edward Williams, who scored his side’s second goal, said they will put in an even harder effort when they travel to Cairo so as to create a good name for Stars in Africa.
“It was hard work from all the players. The technical team came with a good plan and we worked hard for victory. It’s not over yet as we still have a big battle when we tackle them away in North Africa.
Al Ahly knew very little about us, but I am sure they will come up with a new game plan in the second leg, but we will be more determined as well.”
Platinum Stars’ coach Miguel Gamondi was happy about his team’s results and also conceded that they still have a tough job to do in Egypt.
“I have been in Africa for some time and I know how they play. We studied their play and came up with a game plan that worked very well.
“I am confident that we have a great chance of advancing to the next stage even though I would have been more comfortable if we had won 2-0 or 3-1. I am praying that we get a fair referee and don’t see any red cards in the second leg.”