March 15, 2016
The Egyptian Under-17 National team has suffered a 3-2 loss in an international friendly against Tanzania which took place in Chamazi Stadium in the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salam in their preparations to 2017 African U-17 Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Tanzania XI:- Kibwili, Kibwana, Kibabige, Hussein, Issa, Ngazi, Cyprian, Zubeir, Ibrahim, Boko, Asad.
Egypt XI:- Shobir, Elyas, Hassan, Atef, Tarek, Tolba, Shawer, Gabr, Osama, Mohamed, Saad.
The Pharaohs played agaisnt the Tanzanian side for the second time after facing each other Last Monday. The first game featured a 2-1 defeat for the Egyptian U-17 National Team. Diaa Wahid scored a late goal to equalize Cyprian’s early strike for the Tanzanians. However, it was cancelled by Ally’s goal just one minute before the full time.
The match against Tanzania is the fourth friendly game for the U-17 Pharaohs in less than a month. The National Team played two friendly matches against Algeria, winning the first one 1-0 before losing the second game 2-1.
The Pharaohs took the lead after 22 minutes through Moustafa Elyas. However the Tanzanians responded quickly, equalising 5 minutes later with a goal from Ibrahim Abdallah, before completing the turn around, with Boko Selman putting the hosts 2-1 up nine minutes before the end of the first half.
Ibrahim Abdallah scored his second goal of the game to double the Tanzanians’ lead in the 60th minute, before Diaa Wahid managed to pull one back for the Egyptians 15 minutes before the end of the game. Wahid’s strike turned out to be of no avail, with the Tanzanians holding on to record a 3-2 win.
The Egyptian U-17 National team, coached by Amro Anwar, are currently preparing for the 2017 African U-17 Cup of Nations Qualifiers. After being given a bye to the second round, the Pharaohs are expected to face Ethiopia next August in two legs in order to pave their way to the final round of the qualifiers. The 2017 African U-17 Cup of Nations will take place in Madagascar. The tournament will also act as a qualifier to the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup which in India. The top four nations will seal their places in India next year.