Sekhukhune United head coach Lehlohonolo Seema labelled his side’s 2-1 victory over Diables Noirs in the CAF Confederation Cup ugly saying he was pleased that his players managed to block outside factors.
The Limpopo side came from a goal down to defeat Noirs 2-1 in their second Group D game at the Peter Mokaba stadium on Sunday night with Kamohelo Sithole and captain Daniel Cardoso getting on the score sheet for Ba Bina Noko.
The result sees Sekhukhune move to third position in the group equal on three points with Stade Malien who sit in second position due to a better goal difference.
Seema says he is proud of his boys for getting the job done while not being naïve.
“I think it’s typical of CAF games we won ugly,” said Seema.
“I’ll say we won ugly because towards the end of the game they were coming. You’d say the team was the team that was playing at home but that’s how you have to play in this competition because there are a lot of factors that are happening and if you try and become naïve you will suffer.
Seema added that he felt his side could have scored more goals but appreciated the fact that they have given themselves a fighting chance to get out of the group on their debut in the competition.
“However I’m happy with the effort and we are still not where we want to be but we are heading in the right direction. I think in the first half we should have gotten a few goals maybe one, two three but we couldn’t finish.
“And we knew that this team lost the last game, we lost our last game, and this game was going to be difficult. They also wanted to win it so that they give themselves the chance to qualify for the next round. We also knew that if we lose this game then our chances are becoming slimmer.
“So it’s a game where we had to dig deep and credit must go to the players because there’re players that haven’t played in a long time and when they come in this kind of a game and they fight like that and we still come out with a result it shows that there is a character in this club.
“We can only build from it because we had to refresh the team because the travelling of this competition is crazy and you feel for the boys. However, we are professionals we soldier on we don’t complain.
“We will fight for every point in this competition because as much as it’s the first time for me and for the club we are learning and we have to learn very fast.”