Surprises continued this evening at the 29th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2022 International Men’s hockey tournament at the Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium, Ipoh, when Egypt turned the tables on South Africa to win 3-0.
Egypt who had a sterling performance to only allow Japan to beat them by a goal on the opening day on Tuesday, stepped up their performance further this evening to beat South Africa, who had stunned Pakistan with a 4-1 victory on Tuesday.
South Africa’s coach Garreth Ewing was obviously disturbed by the loss, but rather wanted to look on the bright side.
“We conceded three soft goals and failed to hold on to the ball as we did against Pakistan,” said Ewing.
“But we did well to put the pressure back on Egypt despite conceding and we unlucky to have our attempts saved on the goal line and the upright denying as a goal.
“Egypt played well and took their chances and congratulations to them.
“But the battle is far from over, as we will continue to give our best for the best results in our remaining match starting with host Malaysia on Friday.”
Egypt’s Pakistan coach Zaman Tahir was elated with his team’s performance and said it was always a great feeling when winning.