U-23s will fight for 90 minutes for place in the Olympics‚ says Tercious Malepe

  • 📰 TimesLIVE
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 26 sec. here
  • 2 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 14%
  • Publisher: 59%

South Africa Headlines News

South Africa’s national Under-23 captain Tercious Malepe says his side will put up a brave fight against Ghana in their U-23 African Cup of Nations third-place playoff clash at Cairo International Stadium on Friday.

“Of course this is big game for us and you know we are trying by all means to recover from the loss against Egypt‚” Chippa United defender or midfielder Malepe said‚ referring to the SA U-23s’ 3-0 semifinal defeat against the hosts on Tuesday night.

“What is important for us is to buy ourselves a ticket to Tokyo – that’s what is important‚” he said. “You know it’s a 90 minutes game and it is one of those games where we really need a win to be able to reward ourselves for the efforts we’ve been putting into the tournament. We are looking forward to a big game.”

The winner in the 4.30pm playoff will join Egypt and Ivory Coast – the contestants of the 8pm final at Cairo International – as Africa's three Olympic representatives.


Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.
We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 28. in ZA

South Africa Latest News, South Africa Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

Mathabatha to put Mogalakwena Municipality under administration - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha says nothing can stop the provincial government from placing the embattled Mogalakwena Municipality in Mokopane under administration.
Source: SABC News Online - 🏆 32. / 51 Read more »

Uber may be adding to emission woes in EuropeUptake of ride-hailing services poses a risk to the fight against pollution
Source: BDliveSA - 🏆 12. / 63 Read more »

Olympic dream on the line: D-Day looms for SA under-23 sideThe third-place playoff against Ghana will determine who goes to Tokyo in 2020
Source: BDliveSA - 🏆 12. / 63 Read more »

Cabinet reshuffle on the cardsLess than six months into his first administration, President Cyril Ramaphosa is said to be thinking about reshuffling his Cabinet to solidify his power in the ANC. eish ditla bowa I can’t be the only one who laughed at the name of the faction called “premiere league” Very Good Mr President
Source: mailandguardian - 🏆 2. / 92 Read more »

It's official: 'KFC couple' getting married on New Year's EveThe country’s most anticipated wedding is set to take place on New Year’s Eve.
Source: TimesLIVE - 🏆 28. / 59 Read more »

Solidarity goes to court to have SAA placed under business rescue'Business rescue offers an opportunity to make an emergency landing instead of aiming for disaster.'
Source: TimesLIVE - 🏆 28. / 59 Read more »