Egypt take aim at Mauritius in Cosafa U-20

Egypt take aim at Mauritius in Cosafa U-20
Mohamed Mahfouz of Egypt challenged by Jorge Machava of Mozambique during the 2017 COSAFA U20 football match between Mozambique and Egypt at Arthur Davis Stadium, Kitwe on 6 December 2017 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Dec 08, 2017. 14:30

Egypt will look to bag their second win at the U-20 Cosafa Cup when they face Mauritius in their second Group B match on Saturday.

The teams will clash at the Nkana Stadium, with kick-off set for 11h30 CAT.

The young Pharaohs got their tournament off to a great start when they defeated Mozambique 1-0 in their opener on Wednesday, with Hussein Abdelkader scoring the decisive goal.

Yet the North Africans find themselves second in Group B behind South Africa, who defeated Mauritius 2-0 on Thursday thanks to a brace of goals from Lyle Foster.

With only the group winners guaranteed of a place in the semifinal, Egypt will be aiming to record a comprehensive victory over Mauritius to move to six points and boost their goal difference.

The day’s other match sees SA and Mozambique meet at the same venue, with kick-off at 14h30.

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