The Egyptian Olympic team defeated its Benin counterpart, Monday evening, with a score of two goals without a response, at Haras El Hodoud Stadium in Alexandria, as part of the Olympic Pharaohs’ preparations for the upcoming CAN U-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, which qualifies for the 2024 France Olympics.
The Egyptian national team played with a formation consisting of:
Hamza Alaa – Iyad Asqalani – Islam Al-Muzain – Abdullah Adel – Ahmed Eid – Ziyad Muhammad Kamal – Abdul Ghani Muhammad – Arabi Badr – Ziyad Faraj – Louay Farag – Osama Faisal.
Iyad Al-Asqalani scored an early goal for Egypt in the 3rd minute, after translating a cross from the left side around him with his head into the Benin net.
And Islam Al-Muzain managed to score the second goal for the Egyptian Olympic team in the 53rd minute, taking advantage of a cross inside the Benin penalty area.
Rogerio Micale, coach of the Egyptian Olympic team, entered a different formation from the previous confrontation by making 7 changes, and during the match he made 10 substitutions in the second half, with 21 players participating throughout the match.
Micali excluded the player Iyad Al-Asqalani from the substitutions, to remove all the players who participated since the start of the whistle, and Al-Asqalani remains until the end of the match.
The Egyptian Olympic team had also tied with its Benin counterpart in a friendly match held last Friday.