Asante Kotoko coach Mas-Ud Dramani says it was unfair to demand another cricket scoreline in their second leg win over Sony Nguema.
The Ghanaian champions put in an efficient display to grind out a 1-0 win in the return fixture of the first preliminary round of the CAF Champions League in Malabo.
The win saw Kotoko progress in the competition with an impressive 8-0 aggregate win over the Equatorial Guinean side.
But some fans believe the side could have scored more than a goal in the second leg match following the 7-0 thrashing recorded in the first leg.
But coach Dramani says exerting too much energy to produce another cricket scoreline was not necessary with tougher games to come in the tournament.
â€œThis is a competition that we did our best to kill it off in the first round (first leg) in Kumasi,â€ he said.
â€œWe therefore were to go into the second leg cautiously to ensure that, first we did not concede a goal, and secondly to secure a win without over working ourselves.
â€œIf you watch this match carefully, you will realize that was exactly what we did.â€
Kotoko will now face Algerian side JSM Bejaia in the next preliminary round later this month.
The first leg will be played between the weekend of 15-17 March and return in Kumasi 5â€“7 April.