"We did well‚ the players stuck to the game-plan‚” Senong said.
“First games are never easy‚ so it is important to create chances‚ not concede goals and reduce the number of mistakes.
"But you can never underestimate any team in this tournament. There was an improvement with Mauritius in terms of their height and how they organised themselves in the second half and they did not give us a single goal after halftime.
"Our individuality helped us in some moments‚ and the combination play we have.
"We were hoping to get one or two goals on set-plays but Mauritius stopped us. We know where we are going [Under-20 Afcon] set-plays are going to determine games. You can never rely on scoring goals in open play only.”
Senong says he has had to rebuild to a certain extent after missing a number of players he would have liked to select that were not released by their clubs.