Mauritius head coach Sakoor Boodham says his side will work hard to avoid conceding by a big margin when they host Kenya in the return leg of the Afcon U23 qualifier.
Kenya’s Emerging Stars heads into the Sunday’s clash with a marginal psychological edge after pulling a massive 5-0 victory in Nairobi on Wednesday.
Even though Boodham has admitted that the Francis Kimanzi side is stronger, but his side will not just sit and relax, it will give the best to keep the scores low.
"They punished us with every single mistake we made. It is a fact, we were playing against a strong team and that was clearly seen on the pitch.
"We might have lost yes, but that does not mean that we will not give our best in the second leg. We will fight harder and keep the scoreline lower. Players are aware of the situation we are in and they already know what to do."
The Emerging Stars are already in Mauritius with coach Sebastian Migne and Francis Kimanzi saying they will give other players a chance to show what they can do.
The result put Kenya at a pole position to progress to the next round where they will face either Seychelles or Sudan.