We were the better side – Lesotho coach Notsi
Lesotho coach Leslie Notsi has hailed the performance of his youthful team after a goalless draw against Sudan at the weekend in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers. Notsi told Cafonline.com that his team played better football than their opponents and deserved to win the match played in Maseru and should have converted the chances created.
The 46 year old coach has also asked for patience and support for his youthful team.
“We have a very young team; they are still work in progress as most of them were just recently promoted to the senior squad. They had good successful years in our junior team and we have to be patient and support them. I’m happy with their progress and we should give them credit for their performance against a Sudanese side that beat Zambia the previous weekend,” said the 46 year old coach.
“The biggest challenge going forward is to give them international exposure and experience, but that will require a lot of time and patience,” said Notsi.
The crocodiles as the Lesotho team is affectionately known have faced criticism for their poor form upfront after failing to win any of their last five matches. Notsi admitted that he is also feeling the pressure for his team’s poor showing.
“Yes, we didn’t get the results at the weekend against Sudan and didn’t take the chances, but we played well and the boys should be given credit. We have to work on the finishing and getting the goals, but surely that will come with time. We missed the services of the injured Dlomo Monaphathi; I believe that the striker could have given us more options in attack. He had a fantastic game in the friendly match against Botswana prior to the Ghana game, and his height was missed on Sunday,” said the coach.
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