China beat South Africa 2-0 in soccer friendly
( 2003-09-02 08:48) (Xinhua)
The Chinese Under-23 Olympic team defeated its South Africa peers 2-0 in a
soccer international friendly in Southwestern Yunnan Province Monday
In the 13th minute, striker Yu Tao pierced into the
penalty box for the opener and substitute Wu Pingfeng exploited his speed and
wrongfooted South African goalkeeper to seal the victory.
|Skipper Du Wei[L] clears the ball.
Three days later, the Chinese squad will play their next counterparts from
"Our team has improved in both individual defense and team work, and made
less errors in our attacks, but we still have space to tune up for the Olympic
qualifying tournament when we face Syria on September 10," said Chinese head
coach Shen Xiangfu.