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SA in 4-2 win
- Updated: March 28, 2011
Our Under-23 men’s soccer team came through the first leg of their 2012 Olympic qualification match against Libya on Sunday, winning 4-2 at the Sinaba Stadium in Daveyton.
The match had earlier been in doubt due to the military action currently being waged in the war-torn north African country but the Libyans were still able to honour the fixture.
But they put up scant resistance against a rampant young South African side who led 4-0 with just 20 minutes to play. In fact if it wasn’t for the heroics of ‘keeper Mohamed Abukhres the score could have been a lot worse.
The SA scorers were Bongani Ndulula, Themba Zwane, Phumelele Bhengu and Mandla Masango and the youngsters were sitting pretty as the match wound down.
But then some complacency crept in and the visitors managed to pull back two late goals through an own goal by Ramahlwe Mphahlele and a strike from Sami Algulla in the final minute of the game.