Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Egypt picks Orange CAN U-20 bronze medal

The young Pharaohs of Egypt beat the Eaglets of Mali 1-0 to scoop the third place of the CAF Orange African Youth Championship.

The fight for the third place of the 17th edition of the Orange African Youth Championships kicked off this Sunday at Dobsonville stadium at 12h00. The two teams have already secured their place in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Columbia 2011.

The match started at a snail pace as both teams were still studying their opponent’s game plan. Mali’s Coulibaly Abdoulaye was the ball magnet at the centre as he controlled the midfield in the first quarter of the hour.

However Mali took complete domination as the Egyptians stayed back to absorb the pressure while surprising the Malians with some sporadic attacks.Mali’s efforts will be in vain as they failed to concretise on the many opportunities they had and the referee led both teams to the changing rooms on a deadlock 0-0.

Back from the dressing room, El Sayed’s boys showed more determination as the attacked from all angle beating Mali’s closely tight game plan. Mohamed Aly’s prayers were finally answered as he found the back of the net at the 58th minute. This was to be a wake-up call for Mali who increased momentum in an attempt to draw level.

The game became physical as the Malians started showing their frustrations but Egypt’s defense was unshaken till the end of the game.

With  an Egypt lone goal, the Pharoahs settled for Bonze while Mali goes home with the fourth honour at the 17th edition of the CAF Orange African Youth Championships

PIX:   Egypt's Mohamed Hamdy shoots home the only goal

 Egypt players celebrate with goalscorer Mohamed Hamdy of Egypt

No comments:

Post a Comment