Sports Information of Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Cote D’ Ivoire’s Jonathan Kodjia’s lone target acquired the Elephants all 3 factors in their opening Team D match against South Africa, on Monday at the Al Saalam Stadium in Cairo.
The Aston Villa forward scored his ninth global purpose just after latching on to Max Gradel’s go prior to sending the ball by way of the legs of South African goalkeeper Ronwen Williams.
Nicolas Pepe struck the woodwork in the initially 50 percent, when Thulani Hlatshwayo headed inches over the bar for South Africa with the score still goalless.
Cote D’ Ivoire dominated the sport in the early minutes and would have been unhappy not to go into half-time with a slim guide.
Forward Pepe, who scored 23 aims in 41 appearances for Ligue 1 runners-up Lille last period, rattled the crossbar with a curling free of charge-kick soon after being tripped on the edge of the penalty area.
Kodjia ought to have set the Elephants in advance moments afterwards right after latching on to Hlatshwayo’s weak clearance, but the 29-12 months-old fired straight at Williams with the target gaping.
Hlatshwayo missed Bafana Bafana’s finest likelihood, heading Sifiso Hlanti’s cross huge of the mark with the score even now goalless, though Williams tipped yet another target-certain Pepe cost-free-kick more than the bar late on.
Ibrahim Kamara’s aspect can take on Morocco in their next Team D game on Friday (17:00 GMT), even though South Africa face Namibia later that working day (20:00 GMT).
Morocco defeated Namibia 1- in the other Group D game on Sunday.