Bafana Bafana’s performance got the country talking about why they only perform well in friendlies.
South Africa have been known to excel in friendly matches and after the hosts survived an early scare, Mashaba’s troops hit the front through Mpho Makola.
A mistake by Clayton Daniels should have resulted in an opening goal for the Pharaohs. The SuperSport United defender miscued his attempted clearance straight to Mohamed Salah, the Roma winger in turn picked out Ahmed ‘Kouka’ Hassan who’s resulting shot was well saved by a diving Itumeleng Khune.
Makola was in the mood to attack the visiting defence and forced the Egypt goalkeeper into a save at his near post after he smashed a shot on target in the 13th minute.
Masango led a fast counter-attack for the home side, but having made space for the shot, was disappointingly off-target.
That was the last of the openings in a dire second period with Mashaba using his substitutes bench to close out the game.