Egypt prepare for Tokyo 2020 qualifiers with another friendly win over Saudi Arabia
Ahram Online , Tuesday 10 Sep 2019


Egypt prepared for the U23 Africa Cup of Nations, which will determine the continent's representatives at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, by beating Saudi Arabia again in a friendly in Cairo on Tuesday.

The Pharaohs prevailed with a 1-0 win, thanks to a sixth-minute header from Osama Galal after a mistake by Saudi Arabia's keeper.

Egypt missed a handful of clear-cut chances to increase their lead, three days after they crushed the same opponents 4-1.

The country will be hoping to make the most of its home advantage when it hosts the Nations Cup from 8-22 November.

Egypt must finish among the top three to qualify for the Tokyo Games. Their last Olympic Games appearance was in 2012 when they reached the quarter-final, only to lose 3-0 to Japan in Manchester.

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