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Ibraimi Impressive In 1 – 0 Victory

Ibraimi Impressive In 1 – 0 Victory

Wednesday, 4 December 2002 12:00 AM

Ibraim Ibraimi scored the only goal last night in South Melbourne’s 1 – 0 victory over Ange Postecoglou’s Australian Under 20 squad at Bob Jane Stadium last night.

Ibraimi has been impressive in the Youth team this season and received a call up to the senior squad in place of the suspended Baird and Buljan, playing the final ten minutes against Marconi in Round 10. The teenager who played for Dandenong as a junior has scored 8 goals in the Youth League so far.

Danny Wright was pleased with the performance of his squad last night which included eight youth team players, which he rates highly.

“It was a good hit out for Susa, Iosifidis, De Amicis, Liparoti and Anastasiadis. Susa showed some deft touches with his cultured left foot”.

“Ibraimi showed he is not just a flash in the pan, bobbing up to score again. I was impressed with the performance of young Samim Rahim at left back as well as Stephen Pace and Ray Sekulovski in midfield”.

“South Melbourne can be proud of the young talent we have at the club”, says Wright.

The Under 20 Australian squad which includes young South stars Murdocca, Lia and Baird fly to Vanuatu today to play two qualifying matches. If the squad is victorious, the home leg Qualifying Final will be played at Bob Jane Stadium on December 22 against the Group B winners.

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