Amajita coach Thabo Senong wary of Lesotho threat in CAF African Youth Championship qualifier


Amajita will host 'Makoanyane XI' in the second leg in Bloemfontein after beating their neighbours 2-0 in Maseru a fortnight ago.

Despite the result, Senong maintains that Lesotho are a good side who could cause problems for his team.

"It's going to be a very, very tough match because when we played Lesotho [in the first leg] we could see a very strong, very fit team with quick, strong and forceful strikers," Senong tells

"Again we need to make sure we defend very well, so our defensive organisation is going to be key.

"Of course we need to also make sure we keep the ball well in the right areas, especially in their half, and consolidate."

The national U-23 and Bafana Bafana assistant coach also stresses the importance of his team making full use of their opportunities in front of goal and minimising their mistakes.

"We create a lot of scoring chances so we need to make sure we score, because that would put us in the driving seat," he adds.

"We also need to ensure that we reduce and minimise the amount of mistakes we make."

Saturday's match is scheduled to kick off at 15h00.

The victor of the tie will qualify for the AYC in Zambia next year, with the best three teams on the continent earning a ticket to the FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea in 2017.