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Another Loss In Egypt For Notoane’s Under-23s

It was another disappointing night in Egypt for the South African under-23’s, as they lost 3-0 to their Egyptian counterparts at the New Suez Stadium.

Egypt 3-0 South Africa

David Notoane made a number of changes to the team who lost 2-0 on Thursday, as he continued to preparations for the Tokyo Olympics.

Lyle Foster had a great chance to give the South Africans the lead in the seventh minute, but after breaking free he was unable to get it past the Egyptian goalkeeper.

A minute later Sifiso Mlungwana made a difficult save look easy as he has was on hand to keep the score level.

But the South African lost the plot for five minutes.

Egypt took the lead in the 17th minute after a defensive mix up, and one back too many, and Mlungwana’s pass was intercepted by Ahmed Yasser, who made no mistake. 

It was 2-0 a minute later, as another bit of a poor defending allowed Ahmed Yasser to break free and score again.

It was getting ugly and in the 23rd minute Egypt were three up as an unmarked Karim El-Eraki found the back of the net.

It was a disappointing first half for the visitors as they trailed 3-0 at the break.

While the South Africans tried to get back into the game in the second 45, it was the Egyptians who continued to look more likely to score again.

But Foster had another good chance in the 59th minute, but it was deflected wide of goal.

Substitute Keletso Makgalwa showed good intent in the 74th minute, but after dribbling into the box, his final shot was saved.

These matches had been an opportunity for a few players to convince Notoane to select them for the Olympic squad, but unfortunately very few did themselves any favours.

SA Starting XI: Mlungwana, Mahlangu, Cupido, Mohamme, Sam, Dlala, Malepe, Le Roux, Mahlatsi, Jordan, Foster

Substitutions: Mpoto, Vyver, Fleurs, Monyane, Mukumela, Sekgota, Human, Makgalwa

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