Mondli Mpoto saves 2 penalties as SA U-23s beat Ghana to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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Mondli Mpoto saves 2 penalties as SA U-23s beat Ghana to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

South Africa were ahead thanks to an own goal from Habib Mohammed, but the superb Evans Mensah levelled for the West Africans. Kamohelo Mahlatsi put South Africa back into the lead and it looked as though they would hold on for the win before Samuel Obeng equalised with five minutes remaining.

He brought striker Lyle Foster back into the side and selected goalkeeper Mpoto for the first time in the tournament, with Darren Johnson paying the price for his howler in the semifinal defeat to Egypt. Grant Margeman was also drafted back in to freshen the midfield and caught the eye with his work-rate and vision on the ball.

They were ahead when Luther Singh drove in a low cross from an acute angle which went into the net via a deflection off Ghana defender Mohammed, just the second goal the side scored in their fifth game at the tournament. They botched a superb opportunity to add to their tally when Margeman’s run down the left ended with a ball into Foster in the box. The striker laid the pass off to Makgalwa, but with just the keeper to beat, the forward seemed undecided whether to shoot or pass and was eventually crowded out by defenders.

 

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