South Africa CHAN team coach Simon Ngomane has said his team is confident of qualifying to next years event in Sudan after beating Zambia 1-0 on Sunday.
A 54th minute goal from Moroka Swallows midfielder Lefa Tsutsulupa in the two sides CHAN second round, first leg played in Katlehong on Sunday.
Tsutsulupa’s goal was his second career goal against Zambia after scoring in a 1-0 win over the latter in the semifinal of the 2008 Cosafa Cup in Thulamahashe in Mpumalanga on their way to winning the event.
“We will definitely work hard in the second leg. We will be looking to score at least one goal and in that way the pressure will be on them. I think we have a better chance of winning this fixture,” Ngomane said.
But Ngomane said he was still wary of Zambia and warned his side against complacency.
“We must however be careful not to get complacent, we have to maintain the pressure and not let our guard down,” added Ngomane.”
Zambia need to beat South Africa 2-0 at home on June 2 to qualify to their second successive CHAN tournament after finishing third during the inaugural tournament last year hosted by Cote D’ivoire.