Amaglug-glug beat Egyptian counterparts

2015-06-12 22:36
Keagan Dolly (Supplied)
Durban - Second half goals from Keagan Dolly and Menzi Masuku handed Owen Da Gama’s South Africa Under-23 side a 2-1 win over Egypt on Friday night in Durban.

It wasn’t the first half display Da Gama would have wanted from his recently assembled squad, as the team struggled to gel early on, and for much of the opening forty five minutes it was the visitors who threatened to score.

Mohamed Eldemerdash in fact opened the scoring for Egypt in the 19th minute, and bar some poor finishing the Egyptians could have scored a few more.

However at half-time South Africa only trailed 1-0, and Da Gama would have been pleased to keep the score down.

The second half was a much better affair for Amaglug-glug, as Da Gama rung a few changes, and the South Africans started to grow as a team.

Dolly eventually found the equaliser from a set piece midway through the second half, and South Africa were almost in the lead a few minutes later, but for the woodwork.

Second half substitute Masuku grabbed the lead for Da Gama’s men ten minutes later, and that was enough to hand the home side a 2-1 win.

South Africa play Zimbabwe next month for a place at the CAF Under-23 Championships, where the top three teams will go on to qualify for the Olympic Games in Brazil.

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