14 December 2017 – The Burger King-sponsored South African Men’s U20 National Team beat Egypt 1-0 in the semi finals of the 2017 COSAFA U20 Youth Championships in the first semi final of the day on Thursday, 14 December 2017.
The match which was initially scheduled to play at Nkana Stadium was moved to Arthur Davies Stadium at last minute due to the water logged pitch following heavy rains the night before.
A solitary goal by Luvuyo Mkatshana in the 41st minute South African the win in a drama filled match.
“Congratulations to the players for the outstanding performance they displayed today. We are proud of the entire team for their contribution to the tournament. It is now back to the drawing board as we wait to see who we will face in the final this coming Saturday” said Amajita coach, Thabo Senong.
South African starting XI: Sanele Tshabalala (GK); Sibusiso Mabiliso; Kamohelo Sambo; Kiyaam Bull; Keanu Cupido; Thabani Zuke; Nkosingiphile Ngcobo (Maswangayi 90 +) (c); George Matlou; Sifundo Sibiya ; Luvuyo Mkatshana (Modise 71’); Katlego Ntsabeleng (Mbulu 79’)
South Africa substitutions: Renaldo Leaner; Malebogo Modise; Bradley Cross; Patrick Maswanganyi; Happy Mashiane; Katlego Ntsabeleng; Siphumelele Mbulu
Suspended: Khulekani Kubheka; Thendo Mukumela
Injured: Lyle Foster
Egyptian starting XI: Mohamed Daader (GK); Hamada Difalla; Ahmed Ghoneim; Ahmed Elsayed; Mohamed Ahmed; Mohamed Ramadan ; Reda Raafat Mohamed; Khaled Moustafa; Mohamed Mahfouz; Abdelrahman Elrayash (C); Hussein Abdelkader
Egypt substitutions: Mostafa Ahmed Shoubir (GK); Mahmoud Abdelghani; Mohamed Riad; Mohamed Youssef (GK); Mohamed Abdelhai;; Roshdi Roshdi;; Mostafa Elzanary; Mohamed Abouelfetouh; Abdelmoaty Mahmoud
Referee: Nomore Murambiwa Musundire (Zimbabwe)
1st assistant referee: Oliver Gift Mweene (Zambia)
2nd assistant referee: Lesupi Samuel Puputla (Lesotho)
Match Commissioner: Kabungo Katonga ( Zambia)