Training matches: Convincing victory for Malmö over South Africa
Malmö: Stephanie Öhrström - Therese Jönsson, Emelie Ölander, Emma Wilhelmsson, Lina Nilsson (77 Lina Rehov) - Dora Stefansdottir - Manon Melis, Therese Lundin, Therese Sjögran, Emma Stålhammar (15 Antonia Göransson, 46 Aylin Yaren) - Maria Aronsson
Goals: 1-1 Therese Lundin, 1-2 Emma Wilhelmsson, 1-3 Emma Wilhelmsson
LDB FC Malmö, on training camp in KwaZulu-Natal, played South Africa's national team, who were using the match to gear up before the Olympic qualification match against Nigeria on Saturday. It was a fast game on a hard pitch and Malmö fell behind already after 15 minutes when South Africa scored on a direct free-kick. But Malmö managed to take the command and Therese Lundin equalised ten minutes later assisted by Therese Sjögran. In the second half Malmö's dominance continued and defender Emma Wilhelmsson scored twice on set pieces.
Coach Jörgen Pettersson was pleased with his team's performance: "It was a difficult team to meet. In Sweden we know how all the other teams play, here we had to try to play without that knowledge and it was a good thing to experience". Malmö used all available players in the match, but with 3 players at Cyprus with the Swedish national team and several others (among them Sweden goalkeeper Caroline Jönsson and Czech attacker Pavlina Scasna) on "the ACL crew", as the club's travel diary calls them, maybe not more than half the starters in this match will start in the league matches later this spring.
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The match between Malmö and South Africa was also part of the kick-off ceremony for the AIDS awareness project the club is involved in together with the South African Football Association and the Star School project, run by the Malmö sponsor Dan Olofsson. The Malmö team will be working with two schools close to Thanda, where they have been staying.
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